At the end of the day, once you’ve fed, washed, played with, and put your children to bed, it’s likely that you and your spouse are ready for some rest yourselves. And after a long evening of cleaning up dirty fingers, settling tantrums, and wrestling little bodies to get them to brush their teeth, chances are you just want to sleep rather than do anything else in bed.
A marriage changes dramatically when kids are introduced and it usually takes more effort to keep romance in the picture. It can be tough to make time for your spouse when most of your energy goes towards keeping your children alive.
Yet romance, intimacy, and sexual wellness shouldn’t be neglected in a healthy marriage.
Dr. Martha Tara Lee, relationship counselor and clinical sexologist, says sexual wellness is an important part of our overall health and wellbeing.