How to Let Your Husband be a Father

As a first-time parent, I was just trying to do everything right. Keeping my child fed, cleaned, and loved were top of mind 24/7. My marriage was not. When my husband of 14 years asked for a divorce a year into parenthood, I was taken by surprise.

We were never pegged as the couple who would part ways. We had always braved storms with grace.

But parenthood is a beast unlike another. It’s demanding, it’s relentless, it’s unforgiving. I had to make a choice.

Read more about my journey from being a mom to becoming a wife again at The Good Men Project’s feature How To Let Your Husband Be A Father.

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  4 comments for “How to Let Your Husband be a Father

  1. February 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I clicked over and read the whole thing. Very insightful post! It’s so easy to let the children run things without even thinking about how it will all turn out in the end. I’m so glad you and your husband fixed things and are on your way to an even better relationship than what you had before. Because that’s what children are capable of making too.

    • April 1, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Thanks, Kathryn. Children are such blessings…I’m amazed at how much I’m learning about myself every day as a mom, as a wife, as a friend. Things I wouldn’t have had any insights into were it not for our daughter. Appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts.

  2. March 31, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This post was so real!! Putting your marriage first is so difficult once babies join you! I’m so happy you and your husband have made it work!! ❤️

    • April 1, 2016 at 1:45 am

      Many thanks for visiting and for your encouraging comment, Allison. It sure hasn’t been easy but we’re in it for the long haul.

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