At present with a lot of couples reaching out, it appears to be that communication is a universal issue. They need to re-establish how to start a conversation, it can be about raising a child or just finding time to actually listen to each other. Date nights are of course useful because everybody is so busy, either with working at home or getting back into their other social events, sport or indeed trying to catch up with friends. We forget that our partner is also our friend and indeed our best friend.
As I said I am seeing a lot of couples at present and as an older psychotherapist, I have a lot of life experience both with partners and as I have a two and half year old living with me for the last two years, I also have a lot of experience around young children and older ones.
Why don't you reach out, it will amaze you that you actually know a lot of what you need but, like all of us, you may need a reminder. Also I'm not your Mother!!
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