Is Your Relationship Ready?
How does bringing a baby home affect your relationship?Skip the Myths
No doubt about it. A baby changes everything.
Your relationship will be impacted from day one of your little one’s arrival. Learn what causes some relationships to thrive, while others become a disaster after the arrival of a baby.
Preparing for the transition to parenthood?
Our checklist will help you prepare your relationship for a baby. Learn what it takes to thrive and stay connected during this new phase of life. We deliver what research actually shows are the absolutely necessary ingredients for a strong relationship.
Having a Baby will make our relationship closer. It’ll fix our problems and make us happier than ever.
Actually, about 2 out of 3 couples report lower levels of relationship satisfaction after having a baby, according to relationship research conducted by The Gottman Institute. Babies bring immense joy and significant stress too.
Couples who strongly desire to be parents have no problems making the transition from just-the-two-of-us to a family of three (or more!).
Having a positive outlook certainly helps, but it’s no substitute for gaining the knowledge and skills it takes to keep your relationship strong while adding the constant demand and responsibilities a baby brings.
We already have a child, so it’ll be easier the next time. We’ll know exactly what to do, how to bond, and how to prevent post-partum depression and anxiety when we have more children.
While growing your family is a wonderful idea and you probably have mastered a lot of the childcare skills, adding more children compounds stress and responsibilities on you individually, as a couple, and as a family.
Jessica Wade, M.A., LPCC
Hello! I’m Jessica Wade and helping couples successfully navigate major life transitions (like adding a baby to the family!) is my passion. It’s why I went those extra steps to earn a second Master’s degree and receive certification in a Gottman program, because a degree in counseling or social work alone is not enough for the complexities of romantic relationships. I always say, “when your relationship needs help, be sure to call a specialist”.
Alfa Counseling and Consultation, LLC is located at 216 Bradenton Avenue in Dublin, Ohio.