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To say that all of your relationships change after having kids is an understatement. They’re not necessarily better or worse, just...different. Nevertheless, navigating relationships post-baby can be tricky.

Luckily, seasoned NPN parents have plenty of advice for adjusting to the new normal with friends (new and old), in-laws, your parents, co-workers and, most of all, your partner. Have a question about a particularly thorny situation you’re dealing with? The discussion forum is here for you 24/7.

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4 ways I focus on my marriage after becoming a parent
Having a child puts a strain on just about any marriage. Here's how one Chicago dad and mom nurture their relationship with a one-year-old toddler.
Is your relationship ready for baby? 4 tips to prepare your partnership
What to do to prepare and protect one of the most important things to you and your baby: your marriage or partnership.
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Gotta Vent - 2021

I really tried to hold off until someone else started the new vent thread, but then.... I told DH I was taking two weeks off during the holidays to watch the kids, but that I needed to be back at...

Did you handle your divorce on your own? If so, I need advice!

My husband and I decided we want to get divorced. We do not want to hire lawyers. We are also both lawyers, although not family law lawyers. We do not own our house and we both make about the same amo...

NYC Divorce Resources

Any recommendations for a place in NYC like Lilac Tree?  I have a friend that needs to start exploring options and doesn’t know where to begin. He controls all finances. Also, divorce lawyer recommend...

WWYD-Awkward Family Situation

My SIL has recently created a "Home Edit" type organizing business. She has always had a very organized home/life and loves this type of thing.  I do believe she is talented and can succeed at this.  ...

Help! Senior mom can't stop telling stories from the past

Just came back from spending the long weekend with my 74-year-old mother. She cannot stop talking and telling stories about distant relatives or, one night, the worst moments of our family's life. I d...

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