Our baby girl is 10 weeks old and she is fantastic! But.....my husband and I are having trouble adjusting. We used to be really close and get along well. Now we have to do everything in shifts and I can tell it is wearing on us both. We disagree about parenting issues and he is easily frustrated with the baby when she cries. My husband has been working longer hours and I know this is to get out of the house. Then I get mad/jealous because he gets to be out of the house while i'm at home. Does it get better? What can I do? Is there any suggestions as to how to alleviate stress in the household?Answer Question
Therapy is one suggestion. Try to get out of the house with your baby. Also try getting a babysitter so you two can go out alone.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 6:24 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Babysitter is a great suggestion. What you are dealing with is totally normal. Once you both get more sleep, and baby has a good solid schedule it will be better. When? I can't tell you that. Try to talk, and remember just because you are home and he works outside of the house, you still deserve a break, to sleep, and help with the night shift from time to time. That might help with the resentment. FYI: our oldest is going to be 8, and WE still disagree with parenting, so it is an on-going learning process. Best of luck and good wishes to you all!
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