Older thread, I see...but... some great advice that we were given as a young couple was to continue dating after we got married. While it is much easier when it was just the two of us, it became so much more important for us to remember to date once the kiddos came along. We have been married 20 years with one son in Basic Training in the Army and one daughter being homeschooled (she's 14).
I love my husband and am looking forward to the time when it will be just him and I, because we still enjoy each other's company and our lives don't revolve around the children. Don't get me wrong, we love our kids and can't imagine our lives without them...and we are enjoying having them at home (well, one at home now)...but they will grow up and move out and have lives of their own. When they are gone, I will still know who my husband is because we continued to date each other all through our marriage.
The kids heard their Daddy say "That's my wife...treat her with respect and love..." etc. He gave them a different perspective of me - I'm not just their Mom...I'm their Daddy's Wife. He is my biggest fan, even when I don't deserve it. :)
Best wishes for a joy filled marriage. :)
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