Relationship satisfaction dips after the birth of a first child. It is natural for new mothers to be very baby-focused. However, even the most understanding man can, at times, feel shut out of mother/child dyad. Here are five strategies to help new mothers stay connected with their partners during this transition from being a couple to being a family:
“For better or for worse” is a monumental promise and precious commitment. When “for worse” sounds like a doctor’s “ I’m sorry, it’s cancer,” your expectations, dreams, and connection are shaken.
The hard work of marriage just got exponentially harder.
You could lose each other in the battle, if you’re not careful. You could turn on each other when the way gets too rough.
Unless you have a plan.
When anxiety hits, you may think it’s the future that you dread, but in reality, it’s the present moment that you are dealing with. In this moment, you feel like the future is dangerous, and you doubt yourself. This self-doubt is destructive. It can paralyze you, and cause you to miss out on the things you want in life.
Many people find themselves facing anxiety about relationships before they are in one and/or while they are in one. What causes these anxieties? It could be in response to past relationships that hurt them. It could be the pattern they were taught growing up. Or it could be fear of the unknown. No matter why we have this… Read more »
There are myths in every aspect of sociology, but relationship myths take the cake with how many there are, and how wrong they can be. Here are five of the most common:
Half of all marriages end in divorce. Not true. Yes, there may be half the number of divorces as there are marriages in a year, but the people getting married aren’t the ones getting divorced.