Marriage takes work. Many working parents struggle to balance their professional and personal responsibilities and find it hard to carve out time for themselves and one another. Amber and Kai get together to talk about the challenges they face while trying to maintain their identities, careers, and their relationship.
Let’s stay together. Living in the same house isn’t enough to keep a marriage going. Staying together (and happily married!) takes work. Amber and Kai talk about how destiny may have brought them together, but hard work and commitment are what will keep them connected.
Staying connected when life is crazy. The two talk about how their day-to-day routine has been adding distance between them. Amber describes it by saying, “I see you every day but I don’t see you...I see schedules. I see routine. I see deadlines. How am I going to change my life so that I can see you?”
When kids come between you. What happens when your child is getting in between you? Amber and Kai talk about how their son’s need for attention can make it hard to get a word in edgewise, let alone a date. Are there any other parents experiencing the same thing? If so, what are you doing to balance your child’s demands? Kai asks our listeners to chime in.
Remembering to be mindful. Amber brings up a conversation she had at a restaurant with a man who recently lost his wife. The conversation was a good reminder of the importance of being present, even during the busy seasons of life.
According to the American Psychological Association, between 40% - 50% of marriages end in divorce. http://www.apa.org/topics/divorce/.
According to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate has doubled for adults 50+ (empty nesters) over since 1990. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/09/led-by-baby-boomers-divorce-rates-climb-for-americas-50-population/
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