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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.

4 ways I focus on my marriage after becoming a parent
Seven years of marriage has taught me a lot. How communicating with my wife (and really listening) when I would prefer to shut down really helps us solve problems. How saying “I’m sorry” should only b...
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Is your relationship ready for baby? 4 tips to prepare your partnership
Becoming a parent is a joyful, exciting time. It is also a stressful, disorienting and exhausting time. There is cultural messaging that children are a joy and we should be happy throughout their...
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I met my mommy match on a blind date
Motherhood is a mix of emotions: excitement, exhaustion and, of course, endless amounts of love. But here’s the thing: Motherhood can also bring up another feeling that not a lot of people talk about....
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Discussions

Who tf did I marry? (the tiktok story)

There’s a woman on titktok Reesateesa who told the story of how she met,married, divorced a pathological liar- in 50 parts!  She went through the whole ordeal chronologically, methodically, and honestly, and it was riveting.   It took me two whole days to watch listen to them all, such a wild story!...

Marriage vent, your standard emotionally fragile husband, just too long for vent thread

Yesterday my husband took our 9yo son to the park and they had a wonderful time - until on the way home our son was not listening to his dad over something pretty small, and dad blew up at him, causing 9yo to cry inconsolably until dad patched things up with him (which, to dad’s credit, he did right...

MIL always pawning her husband off on me

My MIL is always trying to pawn her husband off on me (her daughter in law) and it's so awkward. She's like why don't you guys go spend the day together and I'll stay back with my son and the kids. She does it all the time and I feel like any normal person would know how awkward that is. She just su...

Cheating Husband

Ugh. Life has been busy so haven’t seen one of my closest friends (a former coworker) in months. We finally got together this weekend and she told me she found out her husband has been cheating on her. And may be gay. She found a photo trail they’d been sharing back and forth. Seems this has been go...

Fun date night ideas

In need of a low-key, but fun date night idea for Friday. This weather sucks and husband and I aren’t connected right now at all it seems.  Thinking hole in the wall restaurant, trivia night, etc.  ...


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