arriage is hard. Add four kids into the mix and you've got a downright daily challenge to keep the spark alive. Australian mom and blogger Mel Watts shares her struggle. Her relationship is different than she imagined it would be, and something's got to give.
"Mawwiage. That bwessed awwaingement. That dweam wivvin a dweam."
Sorry — any opportunity to quote the The Princess Bride should be taken. Marriage may be a blessed arrangement, but it’s not without its challenges. Any couple worth their rings knows this.
We start with passion.
Oh yeah! Spend the rest of my life with this guy? You bet! Sign me up! But things change. We change.
Soon enough any moans from the bedroom are just as likely to be from the two of you individually releasing the day's aches and pains and finding sweet relief in simply being horizontal.
Years + kids = so so tired. Adding little ones into the mix really changes things. What was once a private island for two is suddenly a smelly, crowded chore pile.
Blogger Mel Watts is known for getting real about her life as a mom.
Watts’s fans appreciate her honesty and candor where so many others paint rosy pictures of familial bliss. She doesn’t hold back from posting about the mundane, the ugly, the struggle.
She'll literally show the underbelly of motherhood that others work hard to conceal.
Her social media accounts are full of this kind of raw honesty. Watts shares the sweet moments too, but she doesn’t shy away from the hard stuff. So, when she posted about the changes she’s noticed in her marriage, her readers were there to support her. And when she got a little TMI, they didn’t mind at all.