With three kids, James, 9, and two-year-old twins Loretta and Tabitha, Sarah Jessica Parker warns that they can be a huge distraction when dealing with marriage.
When there's children around, it's easy to forget to look for each other when you're in a relationship.
It's true for SJP and hubby Matthew Broderick. She says:
"Kids can really distract you from your relationship. Maybe in good ways and bad ways. It's important to have all eyes on all parts of the relationship. It's something you really have to pay attention to. But you figure it out."
They've obviously been doing something right. They've been together for two decades! SJP adds:
"We've been together for 20 years and you have good days, you have decent days, and you have bad days. That's a marriage. That's a relationship. That's a friendship, even - relationships outside the marriage run the same course. If you're in it for the long haul and you want meaningful relationships you are going to go through lots of different periods.
He does lots in the house. He shops for me a lot and he cooks for all of us. There are a lot of things he does better than I do, so it balances itself out. I don't feel taken advantage of. We take care of each other."
Seems like they have it all figured out. And good advice too for couples who are thinking of adding a baby to the mix: Keep your eyes on your relationship too!
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