Sorry, But Having a Baby Could Be Bad for Your Marriage Photo: Getty Images
A Wall Street Journal article reports that about two-thirds of couples see the quality of their marriage decline within three years of the birth of a child. Stats like these are inspiring hospitals to provide not just new-mom support groups, but group counseling meetings for both parents to attend together. We totally get it: Having a baby take over your lives can distract you both from your relationship, and sometimes we need a little wake-up call to remember that our marriages need some nurturing and attention during this hectic time too. Experts quoted in the article recommend not just date nights, but an open dialogue -- 20 minutes of conversation with your partner daily. The good news? Most parents say things started to get back on track after their babies’ first birthday.
Hey, new moms: With your hectic schedule, how do you make time for your relationship?
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