Jana Kramer and her husband Mike Caussin have always been open with fans about the challenges they've faced throughout their five-year marriage, and they plan to continue to do so in the future with their children.
In a recent interview with People, the couple said they plan to sit down with their daughter Jolie, 4, and son Jace, 17 months, when they are older to explain some of the marital issues they've had.
"I personally want them to find out before they find out from a friend or before they start Googling," Kramer says. "Hopefully we're still married and we're able to sit them down and say, 'Look, Mommy and Daddy went through some really crazy stuff in the beginning of our marriage, but look where we're at now and how happy we are and how we communicate."
Kramer and Caussin recognize that their kids are always watching, which is why they'll always choose happy, even if that's not necessarily the case.
"They don't need perfect parents. They need happy parents, so however we're happy is how our relationship will go," Kramer says.
Caussin adds, "A lot of it can be unspoken from this time leading up to it, so by the time they do find out, by the time we have that discussion and they've [potentially] read things that they read, it'll be so opposite end of the spectrum of what they know about their mom and dad that it's almost hard for them to even comprehend what that is."
Kramer and Caussin plan to release a self-help book in the fall that will offer advice and share further details of the challenges they've faced in their own marriage.
Kramer turned to Instagram to share the news of their new book on their five-year wedding anniversary on Friday (May 22). "We poured our hearts and souls into this book," she captioned a photo of her and Caussin holding the book in their hands. "This book shares our journey, our past, our pain, our triumphs, our darkest days, and all the lessons along the way."
"Mike and I share 2 different perspectives throughout the entire book and at the end of the day we truly hope this book helps those that want to grow, need encouragement, tools and a little silver lining," she continues. "Today is our 5-year wedding anniversary...we have been through hell and back, learned a lot along the way and still trying to do better each day, but no matter what we continue to fight The Good Fight."
The Good Fight will be released on September 22, 2020 and is available for pre-order now.
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