X IS FOR KISS­ING

Little Treasures - - NEW­BORN DAYS -

“Sex af­ter birth can seem fright­en­ing and over­whelm­ing. One of the most cru­cial things we can do is talk through these feel­ings with our part­ner,” says par­ent­ing com­men­ta­tor Lucy Aitken­reed. She also notes that re­search by the Gottman In­sti­tute found that five pos­i­tive in­ter­ac­tions (a shared joke, a hug) to ev­ery neg­a­tive is the key to a strong mar­riage. “It is per­fectly nor­mal to go months with­out sex af­ter a baby... Talk­ing about it and keep­ing up the pos­i­tive in­ter­ac­tions means it will not have long-term im­pacts on your re­la­tion­ship.”

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