HOW TO REBUILD INTIMACY WITH YOUR PARTNER AFTER HAVING KIDS

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When they say that everything changes after you have kids, they’re right, but it doesn’t have to mean that things have to get worse! Your relationship after children is different, and there are some things to do and think to not only safeguard your relationship, but to even make it better! Today is a master class in rebuilding intimacy with your partner after having kids. I’ve got tons of valuable information and amazing tips, so stay tuned!

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