(Closed) Married mothers: who do you love more ,your husband or kids

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Who do you love more
    Your husband : (24 votes)
    30 %
    Your kids : (14 votes)
    18 %
    Equally but differently : (41 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t love either “more”.. but my husband most definitely comes first (aside from immediate need to survive… like our kids would eat before we would, etc). Keeping my marriage strong & showing my children what it means to be a good husband & wife is the most important things I can give them for their character & future lives. It’s the best example of how to love that any of us will ever see.


    Post # 5
    1178 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    boy, this might get some flames thrown in it. I’ve always felt the love for kids and the love for a husband are equal, but they are different. and that’s how it was always explained to me. I can’t imagine someone saying “well i love my husband more then my kids” sorry. however, should the husband become unhealthy for the kids, as a mother you may make the decision to do what is best for your kids making it seem as though you love them more. but in actualality… wow thats quite the questions.

    Post # 6
    12 posts
    • Wedding: November 1999

    That is so hard… 

    You are right you do become one.. and honestly, I feel horrible admitting this, but if we were in a car accident and I lost my husband I would feel worse than if I lost my child.. 

    Not because I don’t love my children, I do, more than anything in the world lol, but because If I loose my husband, my children don’t have their father we don’t have our family.. if my husband we lived we could always have more children if we wanted.. 

    not that I would replace my babies or anything, but just being able to reproduce with that same man would mean a lot.. 

    I can’t even explain it.. I know it sounds horrible though..

    Post # 7
    46613 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love them both equally, but differently. There is no way I could choose one over the other.

    Post # 8
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Well in all honesty I love my husband more. He is the one I’m going to grow old with.

    Oh course I love my children but its definetly a different kind of love:)

    Post # 9
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    100% my daughter. I love her unconditionally in every way and while I love my husband I do have to say my love for him is conditional (ie if he became abusive, had an affair, etc.)

    Post # 10
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My daughter. Never thought I’d see a day when I’d say that I loved somone more than him, but that little girl brings out an undescribable love and happiness inside of me.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband more than anything as well..but the love I have for my child is like nothing I can describe.

    Post # 11
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My husband and I were talking last night about what would happen if we lost a child. For the record, we were discussing this because our son had gotten out of his carseat and into the front seat with me holding him when we made it to our street driving home (we live in the country and hardly any neighbors and it was VERY late). He said if we got into an accident and I let our child die he would leave me. I said I wouldn’t even be able to live with myself if anything happened to any of my kids. So I guess the kids vote wins for me. While I love them both equally but differently if I had to choose only one, I would choose my kids. I have been divorced before and I had a daughter before I even met him just to give you a little background. If I would have married him first then had kids, my decision may be different.

    Post # 12
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I voted equally but different. I’m not married but I have a child and a commited relationship.

    Post # 13
    7499 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My children.

    Post # 15
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @roxy821: +1000

    My son. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband, he is my best friend friend and my rock. But I would die for my son in a heart beat without even blinking. For me, it’s no contest. 


    Post # 16
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Because it was brought up I thought I should add….

    In a life or death situation our kids trump the other spouse hands down! Darling Husband would save the kids over me & I would save the kids over him (minus soemthing happening in labor).

    On the regular day to day though, it’s like I said…. the health of our marriage comes before my other relationships… It goes Darling Husband, kids, myself, ministy, work.

    Post # 17
    923 posts
    Busy bee

    my daughter, no contest. I love her more than I could ever imagine loving anyone. 

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