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Family Life and Parenting

Family Dynamics

Since everyone comes from a family, marriage brings together not only husband and wife, but also brothers, sisters, in-laws, and extended family members. These new relationships can bring joy and a rich sense of belonging to a couple, but they can also be challenging to navigate at times. In addition, it’s important for spouses to recognize how their family of origin affects their assumptions, behaviors, and values, in order to best relate to one’s spouse who may have had a very different upbringing.

Daily Marriage Tip

When you’re parenting, life can be swamped with endless errands, overtime work, and precious little sleep. It’s tempting to want to give up in those moments. Take each task as it comes, simplify what you can, and remember: you and your spouse are a team!