When they say that everything changes after you have kids, they’re right, but it doesn’t have to mean that things have to get worse! Your relationship after children is different, and there are some things to do and think to not only safeguard your relationship, but to even make it better! Today is a master class in rebuilding intimacy with your partner after having kids. I’ve got tons of valuable information and amazing tips, so stay tuned!
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Communication Toolkit for Couples
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The Four Reasons Self-Awareness is the Most Important Thing in Your Relationship
How 5 Minutes of Mindfulness a Day Can Make Your Relationship Great
Empathy in Relationships is the Key to Connection and Communication
Improve Your Relationship by Making and Answering Bids
How to Deal with Your Control Issues
How to Stop Being a Perfectionist So You Can Start Being Happy
The Complete Guide to Effective Communication in Every Relationship
The Secret to Happy, Successful Relationships: Attention and Intention:
Be Happily Married: Even If Your Partner Won’t Do a Thing by Dr. Abby Medcalf
Research for How to Rebuild Intimacy with Your Partner After Having Kids
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“Family Matters: Sharing housework among couples in Canada: Who does what?” Statistics Canada, February 19, 2020.
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Kenny, Charles and Yang, George, “The Global Childcare Workload from School and Preschool Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Center for Global Development July 25, 2021.
Pepin, J.R., Sayer, L.C. & Casper, L.M. “Marital Status and Mothers’ Time Use: Childcare, Housework, Leisure, and Sleep.” Demography 55, 107–133 (2018).
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The Man’s Guide to Women: Scientifically Proven Secrets from the “Love Lab” About What Women Really Want by John Gottman