The bad news, first:
Studies show that married people start getting unhappy in their marriages when they have kids.
And more bad news: This dissatisfaction continues for the next 14 years.
But there’s good news!
This experience is not inevitable! There is a lot you can do to support and nurture your marriage through parenthood.
Join a small group of parents (and parents who are expecting) to explore and build the characteristics that help relationships grow through parenthood. These include:
- Have you talked about whether or not you will breastfeed (and for how long?) Or where the baby will sleep? (and for how long?). How about how you will handle crying or sleep training?
- “What drives men and women apart is not that they differ in how to respond to children, but they get upset that the other parent isn't supporting them or backing them up. It's when they feel discounted or discredited that they feel dissatisfied in the marriage."
- You’ve communicated, supported, and now things have changed. Mom planned to go back to work, but now wants to stay home. You thought you’d use cloth diapers, but you discover you hate them.
- Couples verbalize their appreciation for each other on a daily basis.
- And more!
- There are many more purposeful habits you can build into your marriage to buffer against the stress and strain of parenting.
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