A mum's honest Facebook post about how her relationship and life has changed since having kids has gone viral online.
In the post, the mum opens up about how she feels she's lost some romance with her partner - but she's hopeful she'll get it back one day!
You can read some of her post below...
"If someone told me years ago that my relationship would one day change, I would have laughed and said no way.
I was wide awake thinking of all the things we used to do. How different we use to be. I was mad at him for changing. I was mad at myself for changing. It is no ones fault. It's just a moment in our life where I can say - it's not all roses and handcuffs.
The long date nights have gone. The sleep-ins are non existent. The surprise weekends away, we can no longer afford them. The long hot showers, are now luke warm and we’re tag teaming kids in between.
Children are hard work. They do put a damper on things. Some people may be able to keep their shit together but some people, like us, we find it hard to balance.
The children have become the number one priority and at some point we need to learn to put our relationship towards the top of that priority list. I think in time it will become that way again. You have to make it past these difficult times to get there. It's not that it's even difficult, it's just different. And sometimes different is really hard.
Things have changed. Have they changed for the worse?
No. I don't think so. I think this moment in our lives is where we need to be right now. I am still very very much in love with my husband. It’s just a different kind of relationship now.
It’s commitment. It’s contentment. It’s frustrating. It’s repetitive. It’s another chapter in our life.
Once you stop comparing yourselves to your old selves it becomes easier. Once you talk to each other about it you understand you're both feeling the same way. Of course it's worrying and of course its scary. No one likes change, and no one expects change. But just like everything else in life - relationships change.
I wouldn't want to be old and saggy with anyone else!"
You can read her full message in the Facebook post below...