Throughout life, we all grow and change. Life experiences, meeting people who introduce us to new interests, job changes, family dynamics – all impact our daily lives and how we see the world. Similarly, your spouse will grow and change. New food choices, parenting skills, how you spend time, priorities.
These changes impact your whole family. Have respectful, honest, and vulnerable conversations so that you can better understand what brought on the change and each other’s growth process. As possible, be open to trying out what is important to your spouse – as long as it doesn’t conflict with values you hold strongly.
NOTE: Changes that are at odds with your values are beyond the scope of this post – speak to a professional for guidance and support.