Mar 7, 2022
How do partners take care of each other when they have a baby?
1 – Learn together, about baby and each other
What are your unique challenges?
Gender role complications
Awareness of shifts and changes with each baby
Embrace flexible curiosity
Make space and room for letting the baggage come out
2 – hold the good and bad together for and with another
Acknowledge the impossibility of the unpredictable nature of parenting
Some common anxieties:
3 – Notice where your partner needs and respond to each other with grace
household chores episode – https://ilovemyshepherd.libsyn.com/household-chores
4– help one another remember yourselves outside of parenting
Gottman Bringing Up Baby course - https://www.gottman.com/blog/bringing-baby-home-the-research/
And Baby Makes Three - https://amzn.to/3B79iBj (affiliate link)
Short answer: Plan for the unplannable and watch yourself grow.