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I’m a happily married man and a father of 6 kids, and many readers ask me my secret to maintaining a happy marriage and a good relationship with my kids.
Well, there’s no one secret, but a huge key for me has been: finding time to spend with them on a regular basis.
That might sound obvious, but it’s a problem for many couples and families. I know, because it was a problem for me not long ago — I was in a highly demanding and stressful job, and it often meant working late hours when my family wanted me to be home. My wife would be as understanding as possible, but it was definitely a strain on our marriage when I never had time for her and the kids. It was hard on the kids, as I would often miss their soccer games, school functions, and the like.
It was hard on me too. I hated missing out on my family, and missed my wife and kids. So I made some changes in my life, simplifying, so that I could find the time I wanted to spend with my family.
And I have to say, it’s one of the smartest moves I’ve ever made. My wife and I have a stronger relationship than ever. My bond with my kids is stronger than ever too, and I personally am happier than I’ve ever been. [Read more…] about How to Make More Free Time for Your Spouse or Family