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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What Keeps Your Marriage Strong?

Divorce rates are super high for families raising kids with disabilities. It fluctuates between 70-80% - a very scary number! I am writing a chapter about how to keep your marriage strong. Please share with me what helps you and your spouse to stay close while dealing with the struggles of raising a child with special needs.

2 comments:

lonestar818 said...

My husband and I have been married for 15 yrs now. I know what you mean about the statistics - I've read that the divorce rates for parents of special needs kids is high, and the divorce rate for parents of twins is high, who knows what it is for parents of special needs twins (plus their brother who also has special needs).

We're not perfect, but I think what helps us keep our marriage strong is a sense of humor. When the noise level at our house reaches astronomical levels with boys singing, humming, screaming, and laughing hysterically, all while running around in circles, we can look at each other with this look like "I'm going crazy, how about you?" and then we laugh.

We also try to help each other out wherever possible, we take turns with things when we can so neither of us feels like we're in it alone, and we try to allow for some downtime for ourselves after the boys are all in bed.

HTH

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you are doing a great job supporting each other and raising a great family.