Now that most of us on this board are officially joined as one (or very close to being joined as one)...how do you find balance in your relationship? This means finding time for DH/FI, family, friends, yourself, children, work, etc;? DH and I are expecting our first child at the end of the year and for me, finding balance has always been pretty easy but now that it will no longer be just the two of us, I am wondering how I will still make time for my husband, hang out with the girls, manage work, remember to not neglect my family and now make room and time for our precious little baby who I know will require ALOT of attention. Any ideas or suggestions?! Please share.
I know for us as newlyweds, we make sure we have a date night every week no matter how busy our schedules get...even if it's just a nice dinner and movie at home. That quality time with your SO is so crucial. If we neglected that time, we would always feel like two ships passing in the night and it is NO FUN! Also, try to make time once or twice a month to spend time with family and friends by either inviting them all over to our house or going out with them for a quick movie or lunch. Whatever works, we just did not want to be the couple that fell off the face of the earth AFTER the wedding. For personal time, DH continues his hobby of tennis and I enjoy my little time on the weekends designated for a mani/pedi or just sitting somewhere quiet and reading a good book. What are some ways you finding balance and maintaining it, as challenging as it can be sometimes?