Can putting your kid first ruin your marriage?

February 21, 2021

Should your spouse be your priority?

Happiness and Wellbeing expert, Dr. Sophie Keller talks to Lisa on Women of Impact about whether putting your kids first can ruin your marriage. So who should you prioritize, your partner or the child?

Is it selfish to put your partner before your kids? Lisa confesses feeling guilt at the idea of putting a partner over children. But Dr. Keller makes the point that a strong marriage provides the backbone of stability and emotional grounding that kids need in order to grow up healthy. And what about after the kids grow up and go off to college? If a marriage has been put second to kids, where does that leave you after your kids are out of the picture?

It’s not an easy decision to make, as obviously our kids need a lot of attention when they are young. However, at some point, if we want our marriages to last, is it detrimental to our relationships, to put our kids before our partners? Check out the video to find out.

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