2 Questions to Ask Your Spouse
When’s the last time you checked in with your partner? I mean really asked them how they were. The days with a new baby can feel like such a blur of dirty diapers and sleep deprivation. Often it feels like as partners you are just two passing ships in the night. If there is one thing that postpartum has taught us is that it is much better to check in with one another before the floor drops out. Because of this we now make it a goal to do a real check-in once every few months by asking each other these questions:
What area of your life feels the most stressful right now?
How can I provide you with more support?
It may feel awkward when you first start but I promise it will prove helpful even if it only leads to giggles and making fun of Joe and I. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to ask for help or even realize you need it. By asking these questions you’re not only checking in on how you can be more supportive of your spouse but also facilitating your partner to check-in on themselves.
Raising kids is exhausting and at times overwhelming; hopefully these two questions will give you the tools you need to support each other during this chapter in your life.