How To: Make the Most Out of Your DINK Years

DINK stands for Dual Income No Kids, and yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds.

Both of you are working full time jobs, the money is flowing in, you can buy a house, and fill it with furniture you don’t have to assemble yourself (although half of my house is still from IKEA). You can travel, you can buy concert tickets, you can go out to dinner three times a week. You can go to bed whenever you want, and wake up whenever you want. You have so much free time, which leads to so much sex, which eventually leads to…. a baby. And then the honeymoon is well and truly over.

Planned or not, the transition from DINK to having children can be a rocky one. But it’s made a little easier if you took advantage of that time pre-bundle of joy.

Recently having exited the DINK period of my marriage with the birth of our first child, I want to look back and offer some tips for how to get the most out of those years with your partner. And yes, one of the tips is having lots of sex (with protection).

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