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The truth about married life after kids

Husband. Wife. Roomates?

A mum’s brutally honest post about married life after children has gone viral.
In a blog post entitled Husband. Wife. Roomates?, Mel Watts reflects on how her marriage has changed since welcoming her children into the world.
“The other night I lay there crying,” she wrote. “He was snoring his busy week away and I was wide awake thinking of all the things we used to be.
“The long date nights have gone. The sleep-ins are non-existent. The surprise weekends away, we can no longer afford them.
“The late nights are now laying there silently with our backs to each other hoping the other one will get up for the crying baby.
“The text messages that used to be about how much I love you are now more likely to read: ‘Babes got my period, get pads - wings. And whatever you and the kids want for dinner. Can’t cook dying'.”
But while these changes sometimes bring her to tears, Mel insists the romance isn’t completely dead in her marriage.
“Things have changed. Have they changed for the worse? No. I don't think so. I am still very much in love with my husband. It’s just a different kind of relationship now.
“Is the romance dead? No. It’s very much alive but it also has another three humans involved it's not as easy anymore.
“Nothing is going to be easy forever. Nothing is going to stay the same. And that’s okay. It’s about becoming together and staying together during the good, the ugly and the children.”
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