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  • Counselling for New Parents

    Adjusting your Relationship to Parenthood

    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?”

    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.

    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

    Looking for the shortcut to get your relationship back on track?

    You'll love our online course or e-book, New Parents Relationship SOS!

    Or, you can access our library of free downloadable resources for helpful cheat sheets on navigating common relationship issues.