We all know that everything changes in your life after the arrival of baby, especially your relationship with your partner. How we cope with these changes will make a big difference to how your relationship continues to grow.
Author, Alison Osbourne, has addressed this very problem in her book “The Post Baby Conversation – What new parents need to say to each other”. She shares a few tips with us below.
Are you a happy post-baby couple?
Has your relationship changed since you had a baby?
Tips for post-baby couples
Many post-baby relationships are in a bad state of repair. Below are some tips to help get things back on track:-
- Take an interest in each other (rather than just in the baby) – give your partner at least 5 minutes of undivided attention each day to check in and engage without distractions.
- Create reciprocal arrangements around time out – both parents need frequent breaks from work and family
- Schedule couple time
- Offer willingly – don’t wait to be asked.
- Stop expecting – start requesting.
Last Published* November, 2021
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