There’s a reason newborns don’t come with a return policy…

You and your partner have begun to feel more like roommates than lovers.

With so much time spent with the baby, where does “we” time fit in?

Tension is on the rise, and you have begun to fight… a lot. You both feel unappreciated.

Your best friend, the one you chose to embark on this journey we call parenthood, feels more and more like a stranger each day.

This is the story that I hear from new parents every day. They never expected the baby to change their relationship so much. They thought that having a baby would bring them closer together, not push them further apart.

Many couples have wonderous expectations of what life will be like once they become parents. Whether it’s due to what they’ve heard from friends or family members, read on Facebook or in magazines… Everyone tends to paint the picture that becoming parents will be the happiest time of your lives. We even refer to the new baby as a “bundle of joy.”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 67% of couples experience a significant decline in relationship satisfaction in the first three years after a child is born. Two-thirds! Being a parent isn’t always sunshine and giggles. It’s hard work.

The good news is that there are things you can do now– whether you’re expecting, planning to conceive, or have children already- to solidify and strengthen your relationship with your partner.

You can:

Rekindle

Sex may be the last thing on your mind- with the sleepless nights and neverending list of chores…

It may not seem like it now, but intimacy is possible. Discover what that means to you and your partner and connect with each other in a meaningful way.

Reconnect

Many parents forget that they were a couple before they were parents. Learn to make your relationship a priority again.

One of the greatest gifts that you can give your children is a strong relationship between the two of you.

Regulate

Many therapists teach “conflict resolution,” but that assumes that problems are solvable. Many aren’t.

All couples have conflict. It’s not about the number of fights you and your partner have but how you handle them that counts. 

Could your relationship use a tune up?

Parenthood is a difficult journey for all new parents, but it doesn’t have to be painful. Schedule your free 30-minute consulation online 24 hours a day.

We will talk about the difficulties you face in your relationship and your goals for counseling. Together we’ll decide if I’m the right therapist for you. No pressure, and no obligation.