About two-thirds of couples see the quality of their relationship drop within three years of the birth of a child, according to data from the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening families. Conflict increases and, with little time for adult conversation and sex, emotional distance can develop. - So Cute, So Hard On A Marriage, Andrea Petersen, Wall Street Journal
The good news is that getting counseling prior to the birth of your first child can help your relationship stay strong and baby proof your marriage.
Research is showing that getting counseling pre and post baby improves a couple’s sense of satisfaction in their relationship. Check out this video from ABC Local News – Baby Proof Your Marriage.
I have experience providing counseling for couples who are embarking on their parenting adventure together. I help them plan ahead for;
1. Those first days post baby
2. Expectations and Fears
3. Managing Time
4. Navigating Extended Family
5. Identifying Potential Challenges
Having a child is one of the most massive shifts your relationship will face so getting some tools makes sense not only for you and your partner but also for your child.