We’ve heard of this happening before. Are you thinking about having a baby to fix your relationship problems? We’re here to tell you this is the worst thing you can do for your relationship. There’s probably a very rare occasion where this will be successful, but the odds are really slim! Thinking about having a baby to fix your relationship problems isn’t only wrong for you and your partner. It’s also bad for the baby.
A baby should be brought into the world from a loving place. A struggling relationship may struggle more if a baby is brought into the picture. Newborn babies are a lot of work, a lot of work. It takes personal growth, maturity and a strong bond with your partner in order to coordinate with your baby.
“What’s absolutely essential is two partners make a decision together to have a child,” – Pamela Jordan, PhD.
Reality of a Baby
Thinking about having a baby is romanticised, especially in Hollywood movies. However, you must check back with reality and see if having a baby is truly part of the schedule or if you’re ready for the challenge. As sweet and beautiful as a baby is, it’s a challenge that you commit 18 years of your life towards.
Challenges of a Baby
When you have a child without the correct preparation, it can be highly stressful and exhausting. Your sleep automatically cuts into 2 (if you’re lucky), and your life is dedicated to this child. Lack of sleep and fatigue are things that can cause more relationship problems. So, how does having a baby help your struggling relationship?
When you’re thinking about having a baby and struggling in your relationship, coming together as a team becomes even more crucial to provide the child with everything it possibly needs. Parenting is a teamwork effort, requiring the mother and father’s love and support to be as strong as possible. To successfully navigate this journey, partners need to be on the same page, sharing similar ideas and perceptions necessary for raising a baby.
A Thoughtful Approach to Parenthood
In conclusion, thinking about having a baby is a profound decision that should be approached with careful consideration and a clear understanding of your relationship dynamics. By addressing any existing relationship problems and fostering open communication, you can embark on the journey to parenthood with a stronger and more resilient foundation.
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