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Birth of a New Baby Stressed You Out to the Point of Divorce?
What should be the most joyful time of your life, bringing home your newborn baby, often becomes a stress-filled struggle to cope. It's difficult to work a full-time or a high-end job in and of itself, but trying to deal with a sleepless baby in addition to a demanding workday can make anyone feel emotionally empty and exhausted.
At Marlborough House, we understand the challenges couples face when raising a newborn baby. We have a team of highly experienced therapists and professionals who can work with you using the best method to treat your particular problems.
Are You and Your Partner Engaging in These 4 Behaviours?
The combination of a relentless work schedule with the all-encompassing job of caring for a newborn baby can trigger an auto-destructive process in a relationship. You can tell when things are heading downhill if you and your partner engage in certain behaviours. Here are some examples:
- Blaming each other: "You never help me around the house. You're the reason I'm so tired and stressed."
- Accusing each other: "You act like a martyr. You love the baby more than you love me. You're selfish."
- Engaging in power struggles: "You always take control of the TV remote." "You make it impossible for me to leave the house to see my friends."
- Giving each other the silent treatment: This happens when you feel hurt and are now unwilling to engage with your partner.
Here's Why You Continually Feel Anger and Resentment Towards Your Partner
When you blame your partner, you feel anger and resentment. That puts a distance between the two of you, and it blocks you from getting what you want and need in the relationship. Accusing your partner of behaving a certain way leads to arguments, and that also drives you both apart.
Are You Sabotaging Your Own Marriage Over Trivial Issues?
When you engage in constant daily power struggles over who will do what around the house or who controls what you watch on TV, your relationship can easily reach a crisis point. One partner might become increasingly stubborn or will just give up and give in, but most relationships can't survive that sort of dynamic. Sometimes people pretend to go along but really don't and become passive aggressive instead, which also serves to sabotage a marriage. Or you start to have big fights over trivial issues, such as not loading the dishwasher correctly.
Reaching Crisis Point Can Ultimately Mean You No Longer Talk to Each Other
The silent treatment of dealing with conflict might be the most destructive of all. This tactic polarises people. The more a person engages in the silent treatment, the more difficult it is to stop the behaviour. People become less intimate over time and find it difficult to communicate.
Why You Can Trust the Marlborough House to Help Rebuild Your Relationship
When you visit the Marlborough House Therapy Centre, you and your partner can meet with a sympathetic professional who can help you identify your problem and who can then come up with an action plan to put your marriage back on the right track.
Counselling, coaching, hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and psychometric testing have helped our clients. We can help you acquire a set of skills and the self-confidence needed to help you achieve balance in your life.
Start to Enjoy Life with Your Newborn Baby and Partner
Call Marlborough House at 01823 272227 to arrange a free consultation today. Come in and chat with one of our senior practitioners. Let us know the problems you're experiencing. Once we have a good understanding of your situation, we'll recommend a type of treatment from the extensive range of treatment types we offer, all from qualified and registered therapists.
This article is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It does not replace the advice of your GP or health care provider. You should always consult your GP or health care provider if you are suffering from an illness or injury. Marlborough House Therapy Centre does not assume any responsibility or liability with respect to use of any information contained herein.