33. Couples with Young Children: Relationship Challenges and Strategies with Dr. Yael Schonbrun

Have You Discovered That Your Relationship Has Changed After Children Entered Your Life?

Finding That Sleep Deprivation And Parenting Stress Are Making It Hard To Stay Connected To Your Partner?

Looking For Suggestions From Psychology On How To Improve Your Relationship During The Young Kids Phase Of Parenthood? 

Put Down That Sippy Cup And Join Us! 

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Raising children with a romantic partner can be a deeply meaningful experience... and it's not without its challenges! In this, our one year anniversary episode, Dr. Debbie Sorensen talks with relationship expert Dr. Yael Schonbrun about the challenges of making partner relationships work during the baby and early childhood years. Yael and Debbie discuss concerns new parents frequently face in their relationships, and offer some strategies to help couples who are struggling. You might be surprised to find that you are not alone!

Dr. Yael Schonbrun is a clinical psychologist in private practice and assistant professor at Brown University, and a mom of three children. Her writing on family and work issues has been published in the New York Times and Psychology Today. Her book exploring the psychology of straddling ambitious professional and engaged family life is forthcoming. 

Resources: 
And Baby Makes Three by Gottman and Gottman

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn