Research has found that 92% of couples reported increased disagreement and conflict in their
baby’s first year. While 67% of parents experienced a decline in satisfaction with their relationship.
I often use the analogy of preparing, down to the last detail, the perfect wedding, but very little
effort goes into equipping ourselves for the hard work marriage brings. It IS hard work. In the same
way, we put a lot of focus on birth (which is essential), with little preparation for life after birth,
often leaving new parents blindsided and bewildered.
You’re not failing at parenthood or marriage when you experience relationship strain after birth.
The goal isn’t to avoid conflict. It is having the tools navigate your way through it.
Elly Taylor has written a complete road map on life after birth, “Becoming Us ~ 8 Steps to Grow A Family That Thrives”.
What if we gifted this resource as a shower gift, before new parents are exhausted? Or offered
classes right alongside childbirth education?
Let’s set new parents up for success.