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We Kept the Romance Alive After the Baby Was Born, and This Is How

Posted by TraceyCltn , 15 January 2019 · 323 views

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In case you were wondering, keeping the romance alive after the baby is born is not just a myth – it’s a real thing, and I’ll help you make that happen! Just stay with me and you’ll turn into a true romance god afterwards. Keep on reading!

Even though keeping our marriage romantic and intimate after the baby was born was quite challenging, it actually made our love stronger than ever, which is exactly what matters most! I can’t emphasize enough the importance of putting your wife in the first place, no matter how silly it may sound at the moment. Remember that adjusting to a new lifestyle can negatively affect your wife’s confidence and self-image, particularly when it comes to her postpartum body. For example, my wife admitted that she thought that I will lose interest in intimacy because her body has changed and that I won’t feel the same way about her because of her body. When that happens, the most important thing is to explain to your lovely wife that she’s never been more gorgeous, and that those changes made her body even more attractive. Show her that your love for her has changed, but in a good way – that you love her even more and that your bond is stronger than ever.

Another essential step is building romantic tradition, and I’m proud to say that we successfully mastered this one. It’s all about doing the small things that make a huge difference, and trust me when I say that these can actually help you increase the love you felt on your wedding day! First of all, we did our best to go to bed together – always, no matter how busy we are. The fact is that couples don’t have much time just for themselves, especially after the baby is born, but you must know that talking, cuddling, and laughing together are essential for maintaining a healthy relationship. That’s why bedtime is the perfect time to catch up with your loved one and spend some quality time together. Besides that, you should also surprise your wife from time to time – a romantic dinner for two complemented with the best scented candles is never a bad idea, so put your cooking skills to test and give your girl a night to remember!

Last but certainly not least, keeping things fresh is of the utmost importance once the baby arrives. Some people would say that variety is the spice of life, and I can’t agree more with this claim! This basically means that you should find a new, exciting way to express your love, affection, and appreciation for your wife. Buying flowers will never go out of style, even though it’s often perceived as a way of saying ‘sorry’ when something wrong was done. So, why wouldn’t you be the one to smash the stereotype and be romantic just for the sake of being romantic? Apart from that, I learned that making our morning kiss a bit longer than usual can do wonders for our marriage and make things much more exciting – if you know what I mean. The same goes for putting your hands around your wife’s waist while she’s cooking or cleaning. It’s the small things that make a big difference, and these are usually free as well. It doesn’t get better than that!

As you can see, there are a lot of ways to keep the romance alive even after the baby is born, so feel free to stick to my tips and tricks if you want to make that happen. Trust me, success is guaranteed!


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