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When Marriage Problems Take Their Toll

Marriage has never been harder. Sure, there are far more ways to make interesting, but there seems to be far more obstacles that need to be avoided. There’s everything with social media, making it easier for people to cheat. There’s the fact that raising a child has never been harder, so the stress of money is bringing couples down. There’s many more things that we could go on to talk about. But instead, we’re going to try and calm your nerves just a little bit, because of your marriage is on the rocks at the minute, we know the stress you’re under is going to be extreme. Even if you know that it’s something you’re going to be able to work through, the stress of dealing with it at the time, as well as dealing with everything else going on in your life, is too much of a burden to bear. So, we’re hoping this post will show you that you’re not alone with what you’re dealing with, there’s most likely thousands of people in the same boat as you. So, let’s help you get out of that boat, and show you some of the ways you can save your marriage. 

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Lack Of True Time Together

This is one that most people are going to be able to relate to. Gone are the days of easily being able to meet up, spending way too much time together, and being the hopeless romantics that you once used to be. Now, life has no doubt started to get on top of you, and spending that quality time with each other is pretty much non existent. So to spend some time together, you should set out date nights. At least twice a month you should find yourself on a date with your partner. It gets you out of the house, hopefully out of talking about the usual family life conversation that you have, and actually reconnecting. 

Cheating Scandals

Cheating is a growing problem at the minute, and it really is ruining people’s lives more so than ever before. Often, there’s underlying problems that lead to this, and a lot of men like to put it down to sex addiction. It’s no secret that after you’ve been with someone for a long period of time, the action is going to reduce. But if you notice they’re always prying for it, getting angry when you don’t, and always making comments, they might actually have some sort of addiction to sex. Sex therapists are noticing more married men being diagnosed, and the root cause may just be that everything does slow down with married life. So, it might be worth thinking about how you can spice things up a little bit, and maybe just finding the time to be alone more often. 

One Sided Relationships

One sided relationships are the absolute worst, and it brings down what once used to be a really incredible pairing. Often the people who the side is moving toward, fail to recognise that they’re doing anything wrong. So, have a think about how often you find yourself telling your partner what to do, or that they’re wrong.

Things To Do With Your Partner On The Weekend

Spending time with your partner is so important because life can often get in the way. Suddenly, you’ll find yourself bogged down with work or other life commitments and find you have spent no time with your spouse or partner for a while. The weekends can be a great time to catch up, so here are some things to do with your partner on the weekend.

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Go For A Walk Down Your Local Park

Getting some fresh air and some fitness into your lifestyle is important, and the weekend can be a nice opportunity just to relax and take it easy. Going for a walk down to your local park or exploring your local town might be just what you need to spend some quality time together. Make the focus on the conversations you both have, rather than it be an opportunity to check your phone or to take photos. Being able to have some time to catch up and to ask each other about their week is more important, so make sure that happens, rather than ignoring one another or getting distracted.

Do A Couple’s Pub Crawl

A couple’s pub crawl is a fun idea to do if you both love to go for a drink down your local pub. However, there are plenty of opportunities out there where you can enjoy a few drinks and to visit a number of pubs, whether you go to a nearby town or city, or you take a weekend away to do it somewhere completely different. It can be a great opportunity to provide some fun and unique memories together and to spend some one on one time, enjoying new surroundings and trying out different pubs that you might not have visited before. Check out the nearby breweries to you for inspiration.

Splurge On A Fancy Dinner Out

The more traditional thing to do when you’re out with your partner is to go out for a nice meal together. Pick a spot that you both like or try somewhere new and see where the night takes you. You might want to just go out for a meal, or you may want to have a drink after. Having a nice dinner can provide a wonderful environment for you both to kick back without having to think about cooking yourself or even having to pour your own drinks. Being waited on is something to be enjoyed on a regular basis, so make a date night a regular thing for going out for a meal.

Have A Lazy Day

Sometimes when you’ve had a busy week, simply staying at home can be a nice comfort. Switch the phones off and put on some comfortable loungewear. Have dinner in and watch a few movies or your favourite television series that you both enjoy. Just having a connection by spending time in the room together is good, even if you’re both doing different things.

Quality time with your partner is important, so make time for them, no matter how busy you both may get.

Christmas gifts for children 2019

Christmas is coming and the children’s toys are filling up the advertising on the TV, the toy catalogues in our house have got circles around lots of items that the children would like. I do love that the children are able to look through the books and choice items they like. What I don’t like so much is that the little one wants just about everything, which of course is just not possible.

Christmas gifts for Children

I thought I would put together some Christmas gifts for children 2019.

Christmas gifts for children 2019 – toys

Scoot this interactive little dog, is up there as a top pick for Christmas this year. Super cute and something that I think will get hours of play. Scoot will follow you around, just like a real pup. Scoot will wonder around, but when you clap your hands or call his name his will come straight back to you. Perfect little gift for your children this year.

scoot animagic

Colouramazing will keep the children busy all day! A box packed full of Jungle Animals to colour and bring to life. The box contains pens and 4 different activities, my daughter is craft mad so this will be perfect for any craft loving children.

 

Something to wear

I have the travel bug and really want get in as many holidays as possible over the next couple of years. Just about every holiday will involve flip flops, other than our lapland trip. So Havaianas are the top of my list for a practical gifts for this Christmas. Havaians have a wonderful range of children’s flip flops. I love Havaians they worth that extra bit of money for the comfort and the quality.

My daughter goes through so many pairs of leggings, it’s crazy. They get holes in, or covered in paint or wear out from over wearing. So these Love Leggings are wonderful and will get so much wear. The quality of these leggings is fabulous, plus they do not go see-through when climbing trees and doing gymnastics. We have found that the leggings are true to size and very comfy. We just about always have navy leggings as I think they go with everything.

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Stocking fillers

Santa always brings the Children a stocking full of little bits and there is always a chocolatey treat included in there. However this year I have been told that Santa is wanting to make children’s stockings a bit healthier by adding in yummy alternatives like the fruit bowl snacks! Santa is very clever.

healthy stocking fillers

I find stocking fillers for boys slightly difficult, but these cool Hangrees are brilliant fun. You make up slime and then fill up your favourite character and wait for them to poop!

Little gifts for babies

When my children were little they we used Doidycups and loved them. They are designed to used from around 3 months old, we still have them now. The Doidycups are designed to teach your children a more natural way to drink and also helps to stop them from overfeeding.

Doidy also make bowls, they are super flexible with a slant to help stop those spillages. The bowl is clearly designed with a suction pad to make sure it doesn’t move or get thrown on the floor when they have finished eating. Such a good idea.

I think Doidy items would make the perfect addition for babies stockings or for under the tree.

Teething is a big thing for babies and effects them all so differently. Bickiepegs are a natural teething biscuits that can be used from 6 months to help aid the pain of teething. Bickiepegs Finger Toothbrush & Gum Massager is another teething aid that you place on your finger for your baby to chew on. These make great little stocking fillers.

I always pop toiletries under the tree or in stockings, I like to buy gifts that are not just toys but something that will get used. All babies love Johnson’s baby products, I have used them on my children for years, and this box will be the perfect little gift for Christmas.

I hope have found something that your little ones would love this year. There are so many wonderful products on the market at the moment.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

 

*I was send these products for inclusion within my gift guide.*