4/27/13. 5 Secrets to Relationship Survival After Children - We covered the physical emotional and tremendous lifestyle challenges that result when a couple turns into a family. Our Relationship Experts did not leave us high and dry. They left us with 5 solid tips to avoid the postpartum relationship rut. Nobody said raising kids, having a family and having a loving relationship would be easy. But, it’s so incredibly rewarding when both partners are on board together from the start.