There is no such thing as the perfect family. There is, however, such a thing as a family that's developed ways to navigate life's ups and downs together perfectly. What that looks like for families differs depending on various factors, but what most of us have in common is a desire to maximize health and wellness while minimizing unnecessary stress. Thankfully, the things your parenting partner can teach you will help you increase the positive and decrease the negative... and in all aspects of your life.
Relationships tend to grow more complicated when you become a parent, only because new humans entering into the family dynamic change things. Like, big time. For me, being a new mom has been an interesting journey that leaves me feeling as blessed as I feel exhausted. I'm thankful every moment for my husband, my incredible parenting partner, for helping me navigate the countless changes and struggles I face as a new mom. He's even taught me some things along the way that I never fully understood until we started this journey together. And I know that within our unique family unit, it is my husband, and only my husband, who can teach me these specific things that help me in all other areas of my life.
Of course, this isn't to say single parents and/or parents who aren't parenting with a partner can't learn these exact lessons. As moms, we find help in a variety of ways and via a variety of people. But if you are parenting with a partner, you can probably look forward to learning the following things from them: