Small things make a big difference
Impact of a new baby on a couple relationship
Most parents, whether they already have children or not, find the arrival of a new baby the most exciting and most demanding stage of their life together.
It is not surprising when loving and caring has to be shared between new baby, possibly other children, and each other, that there sometimes seems “not enough” to go around.
Big changes happen to the couple’s loving and intimate relationship without anyone really being aware. Small things build up and are often ignored because it takes energy and time to resolve them, so they get swept under the carpet. They don’t go away however, and for some couples this creates a brick wall that at some time will need even more energy and time to break down.