by Charles Jarvis, LMHC Continually I find myself reflecting on this subject throughout my day – and with that comes a continual fear that I may be doing this whole parenting thing wrong. But here’s a secret, there are really no guidelines for this although there are special indications which professionals look for to gauge… CONTINUE
Why Do Couples Seek Counseling After Having Children?
As you’re nurturing a child, a lot of people stop nurturing their relationship and as the three-year mark, whenever your child is finally trying not to kill itself and you’re finally moving on suddenly you find yourself estranged from your partner. I have a lot of couples that come in around the 3rd year mark… CONTINUE
Does Having Children Increase Marital Satisfaction?
Not usually. The majority of studies indicate that marital satisfaction significantly declines for most couples after having children. This is truer for women than men. In Dr. John Gottman’s well-known research at the University of Washington, 67% of women reported declining satisfaction with their marriage after having children (Journal of Family Psychology, 14, 59-70). Although… CONTINUE