Did having a baby help or hurt your relationship?

posted 2 months ago in Babies
  • poll: Did having a baby hurt or help your marriage?
    Hurt : (26 votes)
    49 %
    Help : (7 votes)
    13 %
    Neither-our relationship stayed the same : (20 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 31
    101 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would say our baby helped our relationship. Having said that though, our relationship wasn’t it need of help. It was and is pretty solid. When I say it helped, I say it in the sense that it gave my husband and I more fulfilment and I think it helped us to mature. We have a lot of fun with out daughter and we seem to enjoy things we didn’t enjoy as much before (for example, a trip to the beach is more fun because our daughter is excited by simple things like shells). 

    Post # 32
    151 posts
    Blushing bee

    bee123456789 :  Helped. We fell more in love with each other since the birth of our daughter, and my SO helped me significantly through the weekend and weeks thereafter when she was born. I had an emergency c-section and post op complications; I couldn’t have gotten through it without him. Thats not to say that we’re not stressed and tired; plus at the one month mark I’m still dealing with complications, a 7 day per week visiting nurse and 2x a week wound care visits from the c section complications. I realize that having a baby doesnt necessarly make or break a relationship (at least not with us) but the baby holds a magnifying glass to the relationship; so whats already there– good or bad– is what’s going to come forth.

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