Marriage difficulties when you have young children

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Marriage difficulties when you have young children

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Studies showed that parents that have small children have higher rates of divorce, have higher rates of affairs and it’s understandable. When you have small children, it’s so physically demanding. A night of sleep is so precious, that you think it doesn’t even exist anymore. I hate the answer that everyone gives, make time for your marriage, go out on a date night, if you have a time of course you’ll go out on a date night but you don’t have the time, that’s the most ridiculous answer. What worked for me was when I realized I want to parent my children the best I possibly can and what I really want to give them is the ability to have great relationships. When I model a great relationship with my husband, call him my best friend, love him publicly, give him kisses, teach them how to relate with another human being, that’s parenting them; but it’s also a parenting in a way that I really envisioned myself parenting and giving them skills. Think of it as a twofer, you’re parenting them but you are also giving them what you really want for them, an ability to have great relationships.

Learn about: Marriage difficulties when you have young children from Rabbi Sherre Hirsch,...

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Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

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Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is a mother of four, author, speaker, TV personality, teacher and the spiritual life consultant for Canyon Ranch.  After eight years at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, she stepped out from behind the formal podium to share her message in all kinds of pulpits from The Today Show to a small baptist church in Alabama.  She published her first book, We Plan, God Laughs: What to Do When Life Hits You Over the Head in 2008; her second book will be published in early 2013. Rabbi Hirsch spends her free time practicing yoga, baking brownies and playing freeze dance with her husband and children.

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