12 Ways To Baby-Proof Your Marriage

October 7, 2019  |  
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According to a 2009 study conducted by researchers at the University of Denver, 90 percent of couples experienced a decline in marital satisfaction within a year after the birth of their first child. It’s no secret that a new baby places a tremendous strain on a marriage. Thankfully, there are ways to make the turbulent times more manageable. Some of them, you can even start working on before the baby is conceived. Here are 12 practical ways to baby-proof your marriage starting today.

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Have a contingency plan for in-laws with the babies

A new baby can turn the most reasonable parents-in-law into boundary-stomping lunatics. Be proactive by having a discussion to address how you will protect your new family’s boundaries in the event that one of your parents goes off the deep end.

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