And Baby Makes Three

The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives

by John Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman

Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:

• maintaining intimacy and romance
• replacing a culture of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation
• preventing post-partum depression
• creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental
health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby

Complete with exercises that separate the “master” from the “disaster” couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.

  • Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale; January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780307382009
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: And Baby Makes Three
  • Author: John Gottman; Julie Schwartz Gottman
  • Imprint: Harmony

About The Author

JOHN M. GOTTMAN, Ph.D., and JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN, Ph.D., are the founders and directors
of the Gottman Institute and the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle. The bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, The Relationship Cure, and other books, John Gottman is an emeritus professor of psychology, an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the recipient of numerous awards and commendations. His research and findings have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, the bestselling book Blink, and the broadcast media. Julie Schwartz Gottman serves as the clinical director of the Gottman Institute and created the Gottman Institute’s relationship clinic. She coauthored the book Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, with John Gottman and Joan DeClaire. A clinical psychologist, she is in private practice in Seattle, where the couple lives.