As holidays approach, new parents may feel excess stress
Written by Barbara Meltz, The Boston Globe   
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Lying in bed with their infant, Raphael, between them, the noise of her husband’s snoring a galling soundtrack for her own insomnia, Beth Soltzberg of Arlington had a fantasy, but it wasn’t about a long, luxurious night’s sleep. “I would imagine how satisfying it would be to push my husband out of bed and hear the thud he would make as he hit the floor still asleep,” she says.

Uh-oh.

A whopping 67 percent of new parents find themselves unhappy with their relationship after the birth of a first child, according to a new study. They are fighting more or for the first time. The emotional closeness between them diminishes, and so does their sex life. The holiday season can make matters even worse. Read the story

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 November 2009 18:57 )