Keeping The Passion Alive After Childbirth
Anecdotal evidence suggests that most couples see their sex life take a negative hit when they have kids. In this week’s podcast, I talk to Jessica and Jamie Rhodes, parents of a 3-year-old boy and a 13-month-old girl. They share how they met young, fell in love and married early, and jumped into parenthood soon after. Like most new parents, Jessica and Jamie quickly realized that a new addition to their family affected their sex life.
Jamie talks about learning to love her postpartum body and Jamie talks about the difference between sex and intimacy. We also discuss two crucial things that helped: the “intimacy lifestyle” recommended by the blog One Extraordinary Marriage, and Jamie getting a vasectomy.
They also have some great ideas on how to make a long distance relationship work.
In other news, we’re going to be rejiggering our Patreon page to make it more of a community in the next couple of weeks. I mention that because our conversation about sex and intimacy with Jamie and Jessica continues after we cut it for this episode. If you’d like to hear the rest of this interview, let me know and I’ll post it for the Patreon community.
If you’d like to learn more about Jamie and Jessica, check out their podcast. It’s called The Parenting Rhodes, and you can find it on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-rhodes-jess-jamie/id1131033556?mt=2.
And be sure to check out our sponsors for today’s episode: Knock Knock, makers of the Fill In The Love collection of fill-in-the-blank journals, postcards, and letters that you can use to express your love to anyone. Their collection is really cool. I think you’ll dig it.
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