76 – Navigating relationships after kids with Elly Taylor

It’s no secret that becoming parents can profoundly impact your relationship. So, what exactly happens to relationships when you throw parenting into the mix? And can we safe guard our relationship against conflict and other challenges? In today’s episode, we speak with Elly Taylor to explore the complexities of relationships after having children.

When Elly became a relationship counsellor and a new mother at the same time, she was shocked that nobody had prepared her and her husband for the big life changes and new relationship challenges that came with parenthood. Fast forward to now and Elly is a parenthood preparation and relationship specialist and author of the award-winning book Becoming Us, the Couple’s Guide to Parenthood. Elly’s passion is preparing parents for the rollercoaster of pregnancy, birth and beyond in ways that grows couples closer together than ever. 

In this podcast we discuss

  • What happens to relationships when you throw parenting into the mix
  • Some of the most common themes or challenges that show up and when we can expect this to happen
  • Why so many couples experience conflict in those early years of parenting (and just how many do!)
  • How you can navigate conflict when you’re exhausted, touched out, feeling overwhelmed, isolated and don’t have anything left for yourself, let alone your partner?
  • Whether relationship challenges contribute to PND/PNA or if it is the other way around
  • How to know if a relationship has a “normal” amount of conflict or is beyond repair
  • How to prepare your relationship ahead of time and whether it is possible to get your relationship back after experiencing conflict
  • … and so much more!

You can connect with Elly via instagram and Facebook

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