How Does Marriage Change After Baby? 18 Moms' Honest Answers

familyiStock.com/PeopleImagesI still distinctly remember the moment when, just home from the hospital with our first baby, I realized that I had made a terrible mistake. Not the baby. The husband. 

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My husband, who I'd been madly in love with just days before, now seemed to me to be the most annoying person on the planet. In my hormone-addled and sleep-deprived state, I took my husband's well-meaning suggestion that I take a nap as an insult of the highest order. 

But I needed that nap. 

The truth is that even once I got over the sleep deprivation and remembered my husband was actually a good guy, I still faced a marriage that was permanently changed. Having a kid was the best and hardest thing we'd ever done. I've always wondered if the transition from couple to family was as challenging for other women, so I asked around on social media. 

And then my in-box exploded. Apparently, this was a topic that many women had strong feelings about. Read on for 20 of the most raw and real stories of how having a child changes a relationship, for better or worse.

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