Being a parent needn’t dampen your sex life. Find out how to bring back the spark after you've had a baby...
Butterflies in your tummy, knowing a secret only the both of you know and spending hours talking about your passions, desires and life plans… when you fall in love, it’s easy to be consumed in yourselves like no one else exists. However, a few years down the line, and a baby making three, these first flushes of love can start to feel like a distant memory.
Suddenly hoping he’ll surprise you with flowers or pounce on you in the bedroom is replaced with desires of him being home on time to help change nappies, do the school run and help with the chores…not so sexy eh?
“It’s a momentous event for a couple when a baby arrives – all the dynamics between you change,” explains Susanna Abse,
director of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. “Your priorities go from each other to the baby instead. That’s normal and natural in the first weeks and months, but the problem is that it’s then hard to revert back to being a couple. Moving back to that place feels like a withdrawal of energy from the baby, which doesn’t seem fair.”
If you want to bring back to spark into your relationship, follow these easy steps on how to spice up the romance after you’ve become parents...
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