The Who Does More War: A Guide to Help Couples Develop Realistic Expectations and Navigate Inevitable Conflict After Baby (Paperback)
Parenthood is supposed to be this wonderfully magical time filled with love, excitement, and unbelievable joy. Sure, you know it's going to be tough--you're not unrealistic You've heard the stories of sleep deprivation, colicky babies, toddler tantrums, and third-degree tears (Oops, you didn't hear about that one? Do not Google it. Trust me.). But you're ready. After all, you've wanted to be a parent for a long time. Here's the thing about parenthood that your doctor, the majority of parenting books, your friends and family, and the media somehow fail to tell you: having a precious little baby can actually ruin your relationship. In fact, research has shockingly shown that about 67% of couples see their relationship satisfaction plummet after the birth of a child. And it can continue to decrease with each subsequent child if you don't figure out a way to work through the inevitable conflict you're going to experience. Helping you avoid becoming part of that 67% statistic is the essence of this book. Whether you're considering starting a family, waiting for your little one to arrive, or you already have a few rugrats running a muck (like I do), this book will explain the 5 most common parental arguments and then teach you how to adjust your parenting and relationship expectations, enhance your empathy, and fight a fair fight.