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A New Parents Guide to Safeguarding Your Over-Anxious, Over-Extended, Sleep-Deprived Relationship
Having a new baby is a test of a couple's relationship. As new parents, we are shocked into the steep learning curve of dealing with baby's demands and marriage takes a backseat. When it was just "you and me", all was good, but the addition of a baby can be so overwhelming that couples struggle to safeguard their relationship. With sleep deprivation, hormonal changes, depression, anxiety and other stresses e.g. financial commitments, it takes consistent deliberate effort to communicate and understand what your partner feels and face parenthood together. Every parent should read this!
From the team behind the bestselling Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts comes a new guidebook of short essays, comics, and quick journal prompts about the stressful newborn stage, the struggles that so many new parents face, and the skills you need to tap into your strength as a couple.
Author Karen Kleiman--coauthor of the seminal book This Isn't What I Expected and founder of the acclaimed Postpartum Stress Center--comes to the aid of new mothers everywhere with a groundbreaking new source of hope, compassion, and expert help. Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts is packed with world-class guidance, simple exercises, and nearly 50 stigma-busting cartoons from the viral #speakthesecret campaign that help new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Lighthearted yet serious, warm yet not sugary, and perfectly portioned for busy moms with full plates, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts is the go-to resource for moms, partners, and families everywhere who need help with this difficult period.