Dilip takes Syona for a dip.
There’s no doubt that having kids leaves a huge impact on a marriage or relationship — priorities change, everyone is sleep-deprived and life is a bit more stressful. And when you have a child with special needs, all of these things are amplified — schedules are so busy you often face financial burdens you never anticipated and your stress level is off the charts. But I don’t often hear people talk about how children actually make their relationship stronger and I think that’s something we should talk about as often as we talk about the stress.
So, in celebration of Father’s Day, here’s my personal list of how watching Dilip be a dad to Syona has made me love him a little bit more (cheesy, yes, but I’m allowed on occasion, right?)
Relationships aren’t easy, and the added stress of maintaining a relationship when you have a child with special needs can definitely be a challenge. I’m not saying anyone should gloss over the challenges, but I do think that many of the challenges can be faced together as a team. When you do that, you open yourself up to realizing all the ways your relationship has gotten stronger.
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