Is your partner feeling the "blues"? Here are some ways to help

Is your partner feeling the "blues"? Here are some ways to help

Husbands and partners are important to the recovery process for women suffering from postpartum mood disorders.  Research suggests that consistent support from a significant other will greatly reduce depressive symptoms. However, dealing with a postpartum mood disorder is very demanding for everyone involved and husbands and partners, in particular, suffer when their wives or partners are sick.  It can be difficult to know what to do or say.  Here are some useful suggestions.

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The Parent Trap: Wading Through Your Parent Guilt

The Parent Trap: Wading Through Your Parent Guilt

1137 days into the parenthood experience and I still face the persistent internal battle of "Parent Guilt".  Before becoming a parent myself, I had always somehow attributed that term to neglectful or distracted parents.  Because after all, isn't that what the mind does to avoid pain- put things into neat categories.  Little did I know how universal it was until eight weeks after returning to work from paternity leave, when I began to feel this indescribable gnawing feeling in my gut.

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