12 Moms Confess How Kids Changed Their Marriages for the Better ... or Worse

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To state the obvious: Marriage is complicated.

Even in the best circumstances, it isn’t always easy to negotiate the details of a shared life, from big stuff -- do you move across the country to start a new career? -- to small stuff -- do you invest your year-end bonus or spend it on a new TV? -- to everything in between. Bring kids into the mix and you suddenly have a whole new set of details to negotiate, and often on just a few hours of fragmented sleep.

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Raising kids changes a marriage, it just does, and although it’s not all good, it’s not all bad either. Here, 12 real moms share the most profound changes in their relationships when they made the transition from couplehood to family life.

How did your marriage change after you had kids?

 

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