“I knew having a baby would change my day-to-day. But I didn’t know it would rock my relationship too. After our son was born, my husband, Aaron, suddenly had opinions about everything — and most of them differed from mine. The first year of Eric’s life was the worst of our marriage. And we’re not alone. About two-thirds of couples become dissatisfied with their relationship within three years of having a child, according to research from the Gottman Relationship Institute in Seattle. It’s no wonder: Sleepless nights, raging hormones, scant time for long talks or sex — they all converge to forge a divide between you and him.
Aaron and I are living proof that you can rekindle your connection. We just celebrated our 20th anniversary! But don’t take my word for it. These couples also brought back the love after facing their own challenges. Pros share how to scale similar hurdles with your honey.”