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5 Things Partners Need to Know About the Postpartum Period

1. The postpartum period is not a set amount of time. It can take months or years for a family to feel the transition is complete. Deepening question: Given all you know about you and your partner what expectations do you have for the postpartum period? 2. You need to be a mind reader. Okay,…

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Top 4 Tips for Tired Parents Who Want To Get Along

Overwhelmed Parents If you are reading this you are likely overwhelmed and tired. The combination of feeling overworked and under-rested is like a monster breathing down your neck. That pressure makes life harder and is one of the key reasons parents argue. You and your partner are both feeling stress and may have different needs…

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The Best Books to Read if You Can’t Take a Bringing Baby Home Class

relationship books for parents

If you were going to read just one book on relationships I think my favorite these days is What Makes Love Last by John Gottman, PH.D. and Nan Silver. The reason I like this book is it give detailed strategies to battle critical and defensive behaviors. These two traits are like a revolving door of doom for otherwise happy couples.…

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