By Erin Minty
Former Playboy Bunny and reality TV star Holly Madison has just announced that she is going to become a mom. The 32-year old has always wanted kids, but she credits her new beau Pasquale Rotella on helping her decide that the time was right. Madison tells People, “Definitely being with the right guy has a lot to do with it. My relationship is awesome. I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my personal life.” After dating Hugh Hefner for so many years, followed by countless short-lived relationships, Madison finally feels that the man she is with is the right person with whom to start a family. The couple expects their first child this March.
How do you know when you’re with the right person to have a child?
Deciding when and if you want to have a child is one of the most important and difficult decisions in your life. Being with the right partner is a crucial element of creating a family. Cupid has some advice:
1. Think about your future: When you sit down and think about your future with children running around you and a loving partner by your side, can you see the person you are with now? Being in a happy stable relationship is extremely important before bringing any kids into the world, so make sure you know that your partner is someone who you want to be with for a long time.
2. Talk about it: Have a thorough discussion with your partner about what each of you want in the future. How many kids? Should you be married before kids? Where you want to live and what areas have good school systems? If one of you will stay home from work to raise them or if you will hire some help? If you do not agree on your future plans, then your partner might not be the best person with whom to have children.
3. Make sure you are in love: A loving relationship between parents is something that kids pick up on before they even know what love is. You wouldn’t want to bring children into the world with two parents that don’t fully love each other. You want their lives to be happy and healthy, so start by making your life happy and healthy, too.
How can you tell when your partner is the right person to have a child with? Share your insight below!
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