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Finding Balance in Your Relationship When You Are Parenting a Neurodivergent Child


Finding Balance in Your Relationship When You Are Parenting a Neurodivergent Child

When we have kids, it can easily happen that our relationship with our partner takes a bit of a backseat.

We may become so absorbed with the time and effort our children require that it could even be detrimental to our relationship with our partner.

Maintaining a strong and healthy relationship with your partner is important for your overall well-being and happiness. Here are some tips for nurturing those relationships:

  1. Communicate regularly: Good communication is key to a healthy relationship. Remember to make a point of not only talking, but also listening.

  2. Prioritize quality time together: Set aside time for just the two of you, whether it's going out on a date or simply spending time together at home. Try to have a practical arrangement that is achievable.

  3. Practice active listening: When your partner speaks, give them your full attention and listen to what they have to say without interrupting. This might take some practice at first, but keep at it.

  4. Show appreciation: Take time to acknowledge and appreciate the things that your partner does for you, and remember to let them know.

  5. Be open to compromise: Relationships involve give and take, so it's important to be open to compromise and find solutions that work for both of you.

  6. Seek help if needed: If you're experiencing challenges in your relationship, seeking the help of a couples therapist or counselor can be a valuable tool for improving communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening your relationship.

Remember, relationships require effort and dedication from both partners. By working together and being open and honest with each other, you can nurture and grow a strong and healthy relationship.

 

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Tracto helps busy parents keep track of their interactions with their partners. On the app, you can write down conversations you’ve had with your partner or simply log your activities together throughout the day. Doing so will help you remember and appreciate the time you’ve spent together and identify problems and take the steps to address them for a healthier relationship going forward.

 

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