All you need is love. I’m sure we’ve all heard that and probably thought it at some point during our relationships. I’m here to tell you that that is a bunch of bull, in my opinion.
My husband Curt and I loved each other very much before we had Cole (and after of course). We were together for eight years before having our first child and felt we knew one another and understood each other well. During the years we entertained the idea of starting a family and the two years it took us to get pregnant, we had several discussions about how we wanted to raise our children. You know what I mean: how we plan to discipline, who will be responsible for diaper changes, etc. We felt quite prepared to take on the roles of Mommy and Daddy and still be husband and wife.