Research shows that most families experience a drop in marital satisfaction when first baby is born. For moms, this drop happens immediately after the birth, and for dads/partners the drop happens after about 3 months. This drop in marital satisfaction is often times due to sleepless nights, lack of adult conversation and communication, money issues, expectations for sex and social lives, divvying up all the extra chores and work situations.
I can attest to this drop in marital satisfaction when my son was born. It was a rough road for a while. Adjusting the the changes of parenthood were overwhelming and really took a toll on my marriage. Sometimes it felt to me that while my life had completely changed, once my husband when back to work, his life was the same as it was before!
Anyone have any insight or experience to share?!?! I think this is an important topic that should be talked about more.