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You know the old saying “Two’s Company, Three’s A Crowd”. Well, that’s sometimes the way it works when you introduce a baby into the mix. It can be really hard to go from a picture perfect couple to a happy little family, and we’ll be the first ones to tell you that there is a bit of a learning curve. Read on for some tips on how to “babyproof” your marriage! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Well, there are a few of them actually! You might not think that an adorable little seven-pound bundle of joy could wreak havoc on your iron clad marriage, but it’s much more common than you think.
Most couples just think that having a baby and going from “his and hers” to “happy little family” is going to happen automatically, but it doesn’t always. Here are some of the most common things that get in the way.
Seriously, jealousy. There are lots of guys out there that are used to being pampered and taken care of by their wives, and they actually start to feel neglected or jealous once the baby is born. Guys, you have to understand that there is no love like a mother’s love, and at least for a little while, a new mom is going to be completely, head over heels, smitten in love with her new baby. That’s just how it works.
This phase will pass, and while she might be a little bit too busy to pamper you the way she did before, she will still love you just as much!
This is also a big one and can go both ways. New dad can start resenting new mom for not paying enough attention to him, spending too much money on baby things, not finding time to do work around the house, etc.
A new mom can start resenting new dad for not getting up with the baby in the middle of the night, not changing diapers, even for “getting” to go to work all day while she has to stay home with the screaming “bundle of joy”.
Most guys just don’t get the whole postpartum depression thing, and they might not understand just how much of an impact it can have on a new mom. They might not understand that their presence and understanding will be needed more than ever while a new mom deals with all those changing hormones and emotions that come along after the birth of a child.
Most of the time, a new dad will still find a new mom just as sexy, hot and beautiful as he did before she became a mom. However, most of the time, a new mom will not find herself that way. She will probably feel fat, dirty, old, frumpy and just plain blah, for quite a while after giving birth. This can really cause some hurt feelings and issues in a relationship, so plan for this phase accordingly.