“When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage. And when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was.” –Nora Ephron Among the dirty little secrets that surround new parenthood, relationship conflict with a partner or spouse almost always makes the short list, often rising to the very…

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There seems to be no shortage of information available to the newly pregnant couple. Myriad books, blogs, and online articles cover just about everything you may wish to know about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. However, if you want to know what your sex life might be like after transitioning to parenthood, you may…

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It’s like a never-ending chicken and the egg situation. Which came first? How body image impacts sex impacts relationship satisfaction. Working with new moms and their partners often brings up this cycle. There may be disappointment with body after baby, disappointments with what sex after baby looks like or feels like (or that it is…

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RelationshipsThe Gottman Relationship Blog (The Gottman Institute)Fantastic, research-based blog with resources on relationships. Within the blog is a specific column entitled “Bringing Baby Home” that features posts about improving the marital relationship while welcoming a new baby. The Gottman mission is to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in…

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