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Post baby relationships

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.

Alison Osbourne addresses 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-outs – both parents need frequent breaks from work and family.

  • Schedule couple time.

  • Offer willingly – don’t wait to be asked.

  • Stop expecting – start requesting.

To order this book, visit The Post baby Conversation by Alison Osbourne

For more information see Motherhood or Parenting.


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