Even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. This book shows couples how to avoid the pitfalls of parenthood, with exercises that will separate the “master” from the “disaster” couples and help new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.
“Wonderfully practical and specific… Beyond just citing research studies and statistics, the Gottmans provide readers with self-tests and detailed exercises for examining and resolving particular issues within their own marriages… it will apply to all married readers, whether or not they are raising children.”
— Library Journal
“Definitely, the best preparation we did for becoming new parents was reading the book, And Baby Makes Three. It was the only book that focused on the necessity of an open and honest relationship between us. This book, based on evidence from scientific research, helped us build a tool box of skills and strategies that continues to keep our relationship and family strong during this transitional time of being new parents.”
— A & S Fishel, Boston, MA
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John Gottman, PhD and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD