Parenthood is life changing in every way. An area that goes through major changes that is often overlooked is the relationship between the parents. The relationship pre-parenthood was- likely and hopefully- thriving, exciting, and satisfying and the relationship immediately after birth is often the opposite. Although common, this doesn’t have to be the reality.
It was a pleasure to talk about this and share strategies with Ethan of The Dad Dynamic, an online community for modern dads. You can read the full interview here.
Additionally, my colleague, Rebecca Wong of Connectfulness invited me to join in on the conversation she began on this topic. The 8 part series is jam packed with insight, honesty, and helpful suggestions for reconnecting parents. The third part (as well as the first two parts) can be read here.
Both of these pieces focus on expectant and newer parents, however, these strategies may be helpful throughout parenthood.
I’d love to hear if any of these strategies helped you or if you found other strategies helpful in your journey. If so, I welcome you to comment below with what helped you.
Until next time,
Dr. Lily A. Zehner, MFT-C is a therapist who specializes in sex, intimacy, and relationships. Her private practice is located in Denver where she helps others reach their fullest relational and sexual potential. To learn more about her and her services, please feel free to take a look around her website.