MISS­ING YOUR LOVE GROOVE

Juysotu­fos­poil­ry­our­self Y So, things are a lit­tle dif­fer­ent now you’ve had a baby. Up­date your re­la­tion­ship pri­or­i­ties and you’ll get back on track

Your Baby & Toddler - - Just For You -

ou met Mr Right. You fell in love, ad­justed to his quirks and found your re­la­tion­ship groove. But once you have a baby, things move on and you both learn (on the job) to care for her. Stress lev­els soar, en­ergy lev­els dip, grudges form (why does he never hear that 2am cry?) and tem­pers flare. A cou­ple’s first year as par­ents presents the big­gest threat a re­la­tion­ship will ever face, ac­cord­ing to re­search. But there are pos­i­tives, too. “Your love for your baby is an ex­ten­sion of your love for each other,” says Chris­tine Northam, a coun­sel­lor. “If you adapt, the ex­pe­ri­ence can deepen your re­la­tion­ship.”

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