Bethenny Frankel can't escape all those divorce rumors. A few spats with her hubby Jason Hoppy in front of Bravo cameras and everyone thinks their marriage is doomed.
What people don't seem to understand is that every new mom hates her husband for awhile. Yea, I said it and it's true. But that doesn't mean the couple, who have a 2-year-old daughter, are headed to divorce court.
There's nothing harder on a marriage than a new baby. Basically, the first year (or even two) of parenthood totally sucks. The endless exhaustion, never-ending chores, diaper changes, doctor's visits, and financial stress can strain any marriage.
Frankel even addressed the speculation on her new self-titled talk show: "I'm in a good marriage. We have issues, we are not perfect. We work on it every day."
She ain't kidding. It's like another job reminding yourself why you fell in love with the guy who forgot to pick up the formula ... AGAIN. So in between the inevitable eye-rolling, snarls, and sporadic F-yous, here are five tips to help your marriage survive the first year of parenthood:
Do you have relationship tips for new parents?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program