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Email of the Day: Having a Newborn Put Stress on Our Marriage

By Dr. Laura on November, 23 2021
Email of the Day: Having a Newborn Put Stress on Our Marriage

The first few weeks after my son was born, I noticed things taking over that I had previously sworn I would never do. Getting used to being a stay-at-home mom with a newborn was very difficult! I was stressed out beyond belief. Before I knew it, my husband and I were bickering more and a distance began to grow between us. I was frustrated by his shortness with me and I felt discouraged. We both had waited for a baby and were so happy to have him that I never thought it would adversely affect our marriage.


Then I thought of all the Dr. Laura shows I had listened to, and all the advice you had given. I decided to implement a new rule: every day after my husband leaves for work, we text each other a few things we love, admire or are attracted to about each other. After only a few weeks, our marriage has become much stronger. We both go to sleep with a smile every night – even with a fussy infant! And I have gone back to being his girlfriend. We speak to each other with kindness and are physically closer than ever. The house may not be perfect, but our son is happy, and we’re more in love than I ever thought possible. Thank you for the reminder to keep your spouse a priority regardless of what changes in your lives together.


Wishing you a hundred more years on the air!



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