Time with the kids
While studies have found that men interact with their children for at least three hours a day, lots of wives gripe that their guys simply don’t know the day-to day details of what’s going on in their kids’ lives. That’s partially the way they’re wired—men communicate to exchange information, while women use it to bond, says Orlando. Because of that, favorite television shows, toys, or friends’ names can sometimes be subconsciously dismissed as irrelevant information.
As long as your husband is on top of the big stuff, let your child handle the little lapses. After all, hearing an adorable explanation from his 2-year-old as to why Dora is her favorite won’t be something he’ll forget anytime soon.
The tech wedge
Whether it’s video games, fantasy football, or just endless hours on social media, tech can absolutely get in the middle of a marriage. In fact, studies have found that video games in particular can cause problems—but only if they affect everyday routines. Have a conversation about screen time and establish some guidelines—maybe it’s no phones until after the kids are in bed, or promising to put all tech away a half hour before your own bedtime routine. That way, you both have time to give into your guilty tech pleasures in a way that doesn’t harm your marriage.Read More