|Up until now, you’ve been living with certain family dynamics, but in these last few months they may have taken a 180º turn. A newborn almost always has an impact (at least at the beggining) on the relationship between you and your partner. If you’re first-time parents it can be especially hard for you to jump from the honeymoon stage to the diaper one. If you’ve been through this before, you know better than anyone that bringing a new person (however small they may be) into the mix, inevitably spices things up for both of you as a couple.
Preparing your relationship for this huge change is just as important as preparing to welcome your little one into the world. Maybe you’ll snap at each other more often or maybe opt for sleep over quality time and intimacy. When you have a hectic schedule, small things can go a long way.
Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman is a book that has gained plenty of traction for the last few years and it states that every person “speaks” a different love language. We each have a way of expressing our love and of perceiving the other’s. Much of what this theory aims at is that couples should learn their own language, along with their partner’s, so that they can ensure that even the smallest detail leaves the biggest mark on their loved ones.
These are the 5 ways in which you express or perceive love according to the author:
• Quality time: You feel loved when you have your partner’s undivided attention (Instagram free meal).
The faster you discover which love language you speak and which one your partner speaks, the faster your bond can grow stronger. Maybe your spouse enjoys words of affirmation over acts of service, try including some actions specific to their love language and see for yourself how the connection between the two of you will be exponentially strengthened, and be better prepared to receive your little one.
Whether you’re a first-time parent or you have a bit more experience, your little one is a wonderful addition to