I work with many young couples who come into counseling after the birth of children. They complain that their relationship has changed, feel disconnected from each other, and sex is often limited or non-existent. They are anxious to return to the connection and passion of their earlier relationship, but do not know how.
New parenthood is a difficult time for most couples with its many challenges and transitions. Along with the joys and happiness that a new baby can bring, couples can be faced with a variety of stressors that have the potential to derail an otherwise healthy union. Suddenly there are huge responsibilities on our plate, and little or no time for freedom, spontaneity and fun.
Children demand so much of our time, energy and attention that often there is limited time for the couple to connect, spend time together, or have sex. A common dynamic is that the partner who is not the primary caretaker wants to connect sexually, and the partner who is the primary caretakerRead More »from Keeping the Sex Alive -- With a Baby