Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three, Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:
- maintaining intimacy and romance
- replacing a culture of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation
- preventing post-partum depression
- creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby
Complete with exercises that separate the "master" from the "disaster" couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.
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About the Authors
John M. Gottman, PhD, is the cofounder and codirector of the Gottman Institute, along with his wife. He is also the James W. Mifflin professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle and the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his groundbreaking relationship research. His work has been featured on many national television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Dateline, and Good Morning America.
Joan DeClaire is a freelance
writer specializing in psychology, health, and family issues. She lives in
About Randye Kaye
Kaye is a national voice talent and actress, also currently heard as part-time
newscaster and classical music host on NPR affiliates WSHU-FM and AM. Prior to
that, while raising her children, she was a full-time morning personality for a
top-rated Connecticut radio station in addition to her voice-over, on-camera,
and theater work.