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Nurturing Your Relationship: Expressing Admiration and Appreciation

Families and relationships shift a great deal during times of transition or growth. Nurturing your relationship becomes even more crucial during periods of change, and it is beneficial to make gratitude and appreciation an intentional exercise with your partner. See some of the great suggestions on how to reconnect to your positive emotions associated with your partner.

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Try This: Ideas for Reconnecting After Baby

The transition from couple-hood to parent-hood can be exhilarating, exhausting, fascinating, enchanting, and overwhelming. Oftentimes couples are focused on their babies (rightly so!) and may feel distanced from their partners. These open-ended questions compiled by Dr. Katie Godfrey (adapted from “And Baby Makes Three” by John M. Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman) serve to open up conversations between partners, thus recharging the connection you and your partner share. You’ll be surprised at how much your relationship will change if you shift from just making statements to asking your partner open-ended questions.

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