Creating a happy marriage begins with intention. You must be intentional in your actions. Don't let your marriage fall victim to lack of intentional actions. Be intentional in showing affection, getting time alone, showing appreciation.
My kids need both parents. Every other weekend wouldn't be good enough. I'm having such a hard time understanding why anyone is willing to break a family. I think that is something that has hurt me the most because I've seen the struggle my kids have had.