The importance of staying married when you have kids

Chen Oren, PhD Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on why it is important to stay together during the early years of parenthood
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The importance of staying married when you have kids

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What are the challenges in the first few years of parenting and why is it so important to stay together? It can be very challenging, parenthood. Couples that used to do everything together or just do whatever they want, have sex whenever they want, and to talk about whatever they want; are not able to do this anymore. It requires for couples to communicate in a new way about their challenges, their experiences, and set new goals for the family. We do know that the first few years of parenting, marital satisfaction decreases a lot. A couple that can stick with that and learn how to deal, cope, and communicate with this new challenge; in the long run, they have better marital satisfaction and increased life together.

Chen Oren, PhD Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on why it is important to stay together during the early years of parenthood

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Chen Oren, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Chen Z. Oren, PhD, is a psychologist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. He is also a researcher, author, and speaker. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men, fathers, and athletes.  He counsels men, women, couples, and athletes and co-leads a weekly men's group.   Dr. Oren’s work with men and fathers is focused on understanding their own experiences, challenges, and strengths to help them become fathers.  He serves on the board of the American Psychological Association, Division 51, the Study of the Psychology or Men and Masculinity.  He speaks locally and nationally on issues related to men and fathering issues, diversity, and effective counseling.  His book, Counseling Fathers (Routledge), is designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He has ongoing research on fathers and therapy that looks closely at the experiences of fathers to better understand their strengths and their struggles. Dr. Oren received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from USC.

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