The back of this book claims that it is “your handbook for reclaiming that friendship, teamwork, and yes, va-va-voom you enjoyed before your kids arrived. It will help you hurdle those kiddie-related obstacles and nurture the bond you and your husband have in a way you didn’t think possible.”
I was expecting it to be more romance-based, but only the last couple of chapters really dealt with romance. For me, that was a big plus. Most of the marriage-post-kids help books I’ve read were mainly about romantic intimacy and going out of your way to meet your husbands needs. There is nothing wrong with that, but I felt those books didn’t really cover all the bases. After all, before you can feel intimate with someone, you need to have a strong, healthy relationship.
This book talked a lot about communication, compromise, and working together to be on the same page in parenting, discipline, finances, etc. I think that working on issues like these is essential to keeping emotional intimacy alive.
Lorilee Craker filled her book with wise advice, light humour, and “case study” type examples of issues couples commonly face. She also stresses the importance of not putting the kids before your marriage! Nice!
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher to review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated in any other way for writing this post.