From Gourmet Fondue to Mac-n-Cheese: Reflections on Postpartum Intimacy

Everyone comes into parenthood differently. Some of us have been in the same intimate relationship for years and then have a baby. Some of us get pregnant by chance and then begin our relationship. All of us experience a completely new sense of self once we begin parenting. As parents, we become fully responsible for our new fully dependent babies. That’s huge! Inevitably, the journey of parenthood drastically changes our worldly experience, including our intimate relationships.

As a therapist, I work with individuals and couples who are navigating the new terms of their intimate connections as a result of major life transitions, such as becoming a parent. Most commonly, new parents come in wanting to know how they can “get their groove back”. Here is an imaginary, yet common, case example:

To read further, please click here for the rest of this article and to get tips on what to do to increase your intimacy with your partner, while raising young children 🙂

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