Adjusting to Parenthood

Is parenthood harder and a little messier than you imagined?

 

Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even depressed about your new life as a parent, even though having a baby is exactly what you wanted?

Many new parents struggle in the first few months (or years!) after having a baby. They love their baby, but also miss their old lives. They often struggle to balance everything, but end up feeling like a mess a lot of the time.

Couples often struggle to connect with each other after a baby is born. It seems impossible to spend quality time together and hang out (much less, have sex) when a baby needs so much time and attention. Many couples start to argue more and feel resentful towards each other. Old issues flare back up or new struggles suddenly feel overwhelming.

 

It’s so normal to struggle. But you want it to be better.

 

You want to figure out how to not only survive, but enjoy this new phase in life. Often times, that starts with reconnecting with who you used to be before you became a parent, as well as embracing your new identity as a mom or dad. You want to feel connected to your partner, work through challenges as a team, and rekindle intimacy.

 

 

“The greatest gift you can give your baby is a happy and strong relationship between the two of you.”

– Dr. John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

 

Couples therapy can help you thrive in your adjustment to parenthood.

 

In couples therapy, we can take a close look at which parts of parenthood you are struggling with. Is it communication? Division of labor? Balancing work and home life? Sex? Sleep? Old issues in your relationship? We’ll figure out what the hardest parts are and start working on a plan. I’ll give you strategies to communicate with each other about your struggles, as well as practical tools for adjusting to having a new baby in the home.

 

Ready to get started?

 

Schedule your free phone consultation