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From Couple To Parents- How To Make A Smooth Transition

From Couple To Parents- How To Make A Smooth Transition

Life is full of changes, tangible shifts in our experiences and circumstances. Some are minor (e.g., waking in the morning), others more significant (e.g., having a baby, changing careers).

According to change-­‐expert William Bridges, change is an action or event—e.g., becoming a parent—and transition is the “inner reorientation and self-­‐definition that you have to go through in order to incorporate...changes in your life.” For a change to succeed—even a change we’ve chosen—and for us to fully integrate and embrace it, we need to transition from what-­‐ was to what-­‐is and what-­‐will-­‐be, from the past to our new life-­‐chapter.