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Kathy and her daughter Lisa say that they agree with Ayelet that children benefit if their parents' marriage is top priority.

Lisa: You're talking about nurturing your children and taking care of them, but part of nurturing is also letting them see the affection you have for your husband. I watched [my parents] hold hands. I've watched them kiss.

Kathy: My husband came home from work one day and he sat at the dinner table, and I was nursing my first born. He said, "I've lost my best friend." I looked at him and I said, "Oh, who? Who's your friend? Who did you lose?" And he looked at me and he said, "You." Just for a split second I wanted to yell at him and say, "Look, this baby needs me. You don't." And then I saw the look on his face and I knew that I could be the best mom in the world and I could be the best wife, but I had to prioritize what I was thinking. If you're thinking that you just can give to one and not the other, you can't do that.
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FROM: A Mother's Controversial Confession
Published on April 20, 2005

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