My Husband Is A Parent Too — But You'd Never Know It Based On What People Say To Us
In early 2017, my husband and I sat in the OB-GYN’s office to confirm that we were pregnant with our first child. The room was littered with literature for new moms on birthing and breastfeeding classes, hospital tours and registration, and pamphlets on how to recognize postpartum depression. As we sat waiting for our ultrasound, my husband pointed out the lack of resources for men transitioning to life as new dads.
Family therapy typically refers to therapy treating all or most of a family as a unit. Families might see a therapist to stave off budding problems, such as growing tension or disconnection among family members. Or, they might need help with a specific challenge, such as dealing with a traumatic incident, a mental or physical health diagnosis, a difficult life change such as a job loss, divorce or death, addiction issues or caregiving, parenting or sibling conflicts.
How to Talk with Your Partner About Family Planning
Whether you’re dreaming of cute little fingers and toes or you’re just deciding which birth control method works best for you, family planning conversations are an important part of a long-term relationship.