Have you ever seen that couple that has been married for 20 years who suddenly gets divorced and no one knew anything was wrong? Most often they’ve allowed their time together and marriage to be consumed with work and their kids. They suddenly wake up one morning after the kids have gone and realize they no longer have a connection to each other as a couple. Because they did not make each other a priority.
Focusing all your time and energy on your children may make you a better parent but it has the potential to make you a horrible spouse. Spending kid-free time with your spouse now, will save your marriage later.
Megan, a native of Kansas City, Kansas is an empty nest parent of three adult children Ayanna, Jonathan and Isiah. Megan is a Christian and active in ministry at her church Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Arlington, TX. She is currently a Doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University. Her personal interests include independent film, music and marriage enrichment. Megan is the co-founder of the Minority Behavioral Health Provider Networking Group along with colleague Cynthia Thompson.