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:
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Wonder why your husband takes your complaints as nagging or criticism? Here are some tips on the difference between criticizing your partner and lodging an honest complaint.
Keeping in touch with, or even just keeping tabs on an ex can make it harder to embrace the present, whether you’re healing from the breakup, looking for new love, or embracing a new relationship.
Ouch. You were in love with someone, and that someone said that they don’t love you back….or wanted to take a “break”……or wanted to “be friends.” Nothing feels as good as the high of love and nothing feels as crappy as a break-up. As a relationship therapist for almost a decade, I have heard both… Read more »
Sometimes people call me and they aren’t sure if they would like to have individual counseling, or couples counseling. Every situation is a little different. Questions I usually ask are: