Adjusting your Relationship to Parenthood
The transition to parenthood is both beautiful and HARD. We provide counselling for new parents who are struggling with this transition. Common complaints are increased fighting, resentment, feeling unappreciated, and a lack of general intimacy. Therapy can help to improve communication for new parents, and give you tools to get back on track again.
Read more about why relationship conflict for new parents is so common.
Maybe this sounds like you:
“We are fighting way more than we did before, over the most insignificant things…”
“This is not what I imagined having a baby would be like.”
“I feel like we are roommates, not partners.”
“Is this even the person I married?"
"Can we get through this?”
Therapy can help you to:
- Learn skills to help you communicate in a healthy way
- Learn how to “fight fairly”
- Figure out where to focus your energy
- Understanding what you want in a relationship
- Align your goals, priorities, and expectations
- Feel more connected to each other
- Rebuild after resentment
Parenthood can test our limits - including the love that we have for our partner.
Most of us imagine that having a baby will bring us closer together. But the truth is, a new baby can shake the foundation of even the most connected relationships.
Becoming a new parent is one of the hardest tasks a couple will face, and for good reason: a new identity as a mother or father. Hormonal changes. Sleeplessness. Next to no time for yourself. Isolation. And just dealing generally with all of the stress of life with a new baby! These issues at up and become a perfect storm for resentment, disconnection, miscommunication, and even doubting the relationship itself or your decision to become parents.
Know that you aren't alone in your feelings - and you will get through it.