Babies: tiny marriage destoyers?

Whoa, whoa, whoa!

The Globe and Mail just published an article called, Darling, this baby is coming between us, that talks about how having children can ruin a marriage.

I can understand that having children puts more financial stress on a couple. And makes it harder for the couple to spend time together. But actually wreck their marriage?
Not only that, but apparently people with one child are happier than people with two or more children. According to the story, kids = marital stress, and more kids = more marital stress. So some couples are choosing to deprive their child of a sibling — a lifelong best friend — just because they think it could lead to divorce.
Um, is it just me, but I thought kids were supposed to enrich your life, and make you happier, and fill you up with wonderful, indescribable feelings??? Is any of that actually true?

3 Comments on “Babies: tiny marriage destoyers?

  1. I totally agree with you — husband comes from a big family and we’ve always wanted 3 or 4 kids, and we’re sure our lives will be happier because of it!

  2. I hate surveys and articles like that! If you have a strong relationship to start then I don’t think there should be a problem. It isn’t going to be easy I’m sure but its just supposed to strengthen the bond, not break it. We had three kids in our family and my parent’s are still married. It just depends on the couple. As for me, I couldn’t think of a better person I’d want to start a family with!

  3. I’m so glad I’m not alone, thinking this! I completely agree with you guys — if your relationship is strong, having kids will not RUIN it. It will be more work, for sure, but it will also make your life much happier.

So what do you think?

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