When you love your kids more than you love your man

Wendy Walsh, PhD Relationship & Parenting Expert, shares advice for moms who love their kids more than their husbands on the importance of taking some time together to get close again
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When you love your kids more than you love your man

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Sometimes we do love our kids more than our husbands. There's an old joke that if the boat is sinking and there's only one lifeboat, who are you going to take with you, your husband or your kids? Most moms would say their kids. It's not that he's not valuable. It's not that you may not feel the hot, exciting romantic love that you felt in the early years. It's because your bond with your kids is so strong. Your bond is so strong with your children. But it's important to remember, you wouldn't have your kids without him. And that it is a little now, a triangle of love. The love goes across to him, from here back to you, both of you down to the children. If you find that you're losing connection with your husband by not spending any time together because with your very stressful life, you've been attending to the kids and attending to work, then I would say it's time to carve out a little bit of time in your life to grow your romance again. But the romance will never be what it was when you were first dating, because now you're both having a big old romance with your kids. And that's okay and it's absolutely normal.

Wendy Walsh, PhD Relationship & Parenting Expert, shares advice for moms who love their kids more than their husbands on the importance of taking some time together to get close again

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Wendy Walsh, PhD

Relationship & Parenting Expert

Dr. Wendy Walsh was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work as co-host on The Dr. Phil spinoff, The Doctors TV show. She also hosts Investigation Discovery Network’s “Happily NEVER After,” as well as being part of Dr. Drew’s Behavior Bureau on HLN Network. On CNN and 9 Network, Australia, she breaks down the psychology of sex, love, gender roles, divorce, parenting and other human behaviors. Dr. Wendy is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She holds a B.A. in Journalism, a Masters degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and is the author of three books and numerous publications, including The 30-Day Love Detox. She appears regularly on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, The Katie Couric Show, Jane Velez-Mitchell, and The View.

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