By Mackenzie Scibetta
It’s official! Another celebrity divorce is soon to be in the books, as Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have called it quits. According to UsMagazine.com,¬† the couple is breaking up after an impressively long Hollywood romance of 11 years together. They were married for five years and have two children together, Noah and Bodhi. Fox and Green spoke numerous times about the highs and lows of parenthood, even once saying that the most important part of a relationship and love life is to “respect each other as parents”. Ironically, Fox told reporters in August 2014, “I don’t want to be boastful and say that we would never divorce, but I can’t imagine a scenario we couldn’t work through…”
This Hollywood couple joined the ranks of celebrity break-ups this summer. What are some ways to balance parenting with your relationship?
Even Hollywood couples aren’t immune to the struggles of parenthood, so when you feel overwhelmed, it’s helpful to remember you’re not alone. Everyone wants to have it all, so Cupid has some tips to help you live a more harmonious life:
1. Family activities: An easy fix to balancing time between your lover and children is to combine the time you have with each and host a family outing. Heading to the zoo, traveling to an amusement park or having a picnic are all perfect ideas that the whole family can have fun with.
2. Set aside time for date night: The stress you get from taking care of children can put a damper on your relationship. This is why it’s crucial you and your loved one to set aside a day each week where you spend a few hours only with each other. It doesn’t have to be an extravagant night on the town. A simple Netflix marathon after the kids are asleep or a walk in the park is enough to enjoy each others’ company.
3. Help one another: Both of you in the relationship need to be equally committed to helping out. Contributing even in the smallest way, such as packing a lunch, can make all the difference and can help prevent many future fights. At the end of the day, don’t forget to always thank your loved one for just being there. A simple “thank you” can help encourage more help in the future.
How do you balance your love life with children? Tell us in the comments below.