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Spouses getting alone time can be a really difficult thing, especially with kids. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, parents of two girls who are 8 and 6, have figured out their own solution. Would this work for you?
Recently in an interview, Nicole was asked how she was able to have alone time with her husband Keith. She said that they tell their kids that mommy and daddy need to have "kissy kissy" time.
Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman says, "I think it's really important that children see their parents having intimacy." She goes on to say that kids go on to mirror the relationship they see their parents having, and what the Kidman / Urban family is doing promotes intimacy, and makes their relationship a priority, both of which are important lessons for kids.
ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork goes on to say, "Because of the interconnected way in which we live, I feel like this may be necessary - to say OK, we need some alone time - I don't like if the implication is yes we're going to go have sex because that's a little extreme, but the "kissy kissy" term, you know, it's pretty benign."
Should you tell your kids you need alone time? Or do you think it's better to wait till the kids are asleep or away?