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How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

There is no doubt about it; relationships can be tricky especially once the baby arrives.  But by making a baby plan before the birth of your little one, you can significantly ease the strain the baby can and will impose on your relationship.  And here's why...

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex!  

If there’s one postpartum relationship topic that’s addressed in the media with some regularity, it’s sex: Are you getting any? Do you both want it?  There’s no doubt about it: Sex is important to relationship satisfaction.

But the more I talk to new parents, and the more I learn about the impact of newborns on relationships, the more convinced I become that, in focusing on sex, we’ve downplayed a far more important postpartum priority:...

Pregnancy & Dads: Why Inclusivity Matters to Our Relationships

Pregnancy & Dads: Why Inclusivity Matters to Our Relationships

For decades, we’ve taken it for granted that husbands be present in labor and delivery, or in C-section surgery suites, when their wives give birth. Many of us believe that it’s important for dads to support delivering moms during childbirth, and that their efforts to do so, and to witness the birth of their babies, offers affirmation of the centrality of fatherhood to their lives and families.

What’s Important to You About That? Asking Powerful Questions for Our Relationships & for Our Kid

What’s Important to You About That? Asking Powerful Questions for Our Relationships & for Our Kid

What’s Important to You About That? Asking Powerful Questions for Our Relationships & for Our Kids

My preschooler has become a skilled “whyer”: Why does the sun go down at night? Why is my hair brown? Why do I have a baby brother and not a sister? Why-questions help her learn; they signal her curiosity and thirst for knowledge. In other words, when we’re kids, why-questions are educational tools.

By the time we become spouses and parents,...

Helping New Dads Transition to Parenthood

Helping New Dads Transition to Parenthood

I was telling a friend who has three kids—and works with pregnant women during delivery & postpartum—that I’ve heard a few new dads share the following: It was hard for me to deal with my wife’s total focus on our newborn. It seemed like our relationship no longer existed for her, and I felt useless with our baby.  How did my friend respond?