Is it normal to fight more after having a baby?

Marriage & Family Therapist Julia Kantor shares advice for new parents on whether or not it is normal to fight more in the first 3 years after having a baby
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Is it normal to fight more after having a baby?

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It is totally normal if you and your partner are fighting more after having a baby and in fact research shows that 70% of couples experience more conflict and less marital satisfaction in the first three years after having a baby regardless of how well they were doing before children, which shows that for many couples it is situational rather than personal. And there is a lot going on. There are hormonal changes and sleep deprivation that affect mood and sex drive. There are more tasks that need to be negotiated and figured out, more financial strain and less time for each other. So once you know that we are all in the same boat and what you are up against, let go of the idea that there is something wrong with your relationship and get down to business of getting proactive figuring out how you are going to create more time to talk to each other every day, date nights and conversations about division of labor. You have to be proactive now.

Marriage & Family Therapist Julia Kantor shares advice for new parents on whether or not it is normal to fight more in the first 3 years after having a baby

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Julia Kantor, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Julia Kantor, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. With a private practice in Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, Julia provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples dealing with a broad range of challenges. Julia also leads infant and toddler groups at the Pump Station and Sinai Temple and specializes in helping moms and couples to stay connected and improve communication post-children. She regularly speaks on "Childproofing Your Marriage" and offers phone coaching on this subject as well. 

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