Making time for your partner after having a baby

Marriage & Family Therapist, Julia Kantor, shares advice for new parents on the importance of making time for your partner after having a new baby and ideas for doing so
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Making time for your partner after having a baby

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The key to making time for each other after having a baby is to recognize how much is actually at stake for your baby's growth and development. The greatest gift that you can give your children is your healthy marriage, because you are they're first and most influential model of what love and relationship looks like, which will affect the kinds of relationships they are trying to in the future. Also, research shows that when couples fight, they're not able to attune to their children. And often times put their children in the middle of their conflicts, which negatively affects their children's development. So once you know this. it's easier to get motivated to make your relationship a priority. Set aside those 15 minutes everyday to make sure that you're talking and being curious about each others' experience. Make regular date nights. And keep cuddling and non-sexual touch happening, because research shows that will keep you connected with each other.

Marriage & Family Therapist, Julia Kantor, shares advice for new parents on the importance of making time for your partner after having a new baby and ideas for doing so

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Julia Kantor, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Julia Kantor, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. With a private practice in Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, Julia provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples dealing with a broad range of challenges. Julia also leads infant and toddler groups at the Pump Station and Sinai Temple and specializes in helping moms and couples to stay connected and improve communication post-children. She regularly speaks on "Childproofing Your Marriage" and offers phone coaching on this subject as well. 

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