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Parenting marriages might address a complex situation

Feeling like you are stuck in a marriage isn’t ever a good thing. Instead, you have to think about what you want in life and how you can achieve your goals. One thing that some parents are doing now is moving the focus of their relationship from intimacy to child-rearing. By focusing on the kids, you might find that your home life becomes more manageable.

Moving toward a parenting-only relationship isn’t usually thought of as a normal progression option, but it is one that might be beneficial to your situation. This type of arrangement means that the children still have both parents at home. There are two incomes in the home, as long as both adults are working.

The parenting marriage is one that is similar to co-parenting. You and your child’s other parent will work as a team to raise the kids. The difference is that instead of living in separate homes, you continue to live in the same home. You won’t share a marital bed, but each adult will have their own space.

Having a parenting marriage will only last as long as the kids are in the home. As they grow up, one party will need to start thinking about how they plan to leave the home. This is when the end of the marriage might happen.

While the parenting marriage isn’t a common one, it does help to address the issue of raising the children and continuing to run the home without considerable financial stress. You should contact your attorney and find out whether you need to have specific documentation drawn up to make this arrangement truly work.


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