And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives (Paperback)
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Congratulations! You have a new baby.
Don’t forget you also have a marriage.
Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. In And Baby Makes Three, Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills needed to maintain healthy marriages, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:
• Focusing on intimacy and romance
• Replacing an atmosphere of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation
• Preventing postpartum depression
• Creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby
Complete with exercises that separate the “master” from the “disaster” couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.
About the Author
JOHN GOTTMAN, PH.D., is a cofounder, and JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN, PH.D., is the clinical director of the Gottman Institute and the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, where both are also in private practice. John is the bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and The Relationship Cure, and coauthored 10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage with Julie. They are the founders of the Bringing Baby Home Program workshops that improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening families. Learn more about the program at bbhonline.org.