A new, rather unsurprising study has concluded that newborns can wreak havoc on marriages. Shocking, I know. The study says that following the introduction of an infant into the family, husbands and wives can experience a phenomenon know as "baby quakes", which shake up the relationship and make one, or both, parties shun intimacy. Sad.
As someone with what I think is a good relationship, I can say, yes. Babies do shake up marriages. You're sleep-deprived; you have no idea what's going on; and everything you knew your entire life has been turned upside down. It's a learning experience, and it can bring out your worst. But one thing you don't want to do is let your marriage fall to the wayside. It's the thing that created that sweet (loud!) bundle of joy in the first place.
It may not be easy, but here are 6 ways to keep your marriage solid during the chaotic throes of parenthood.