I Have a Newborn and I am Exhausted, But My Husband Works Late

Q: My husband works late and has to work a lot of weekends. I don't sleep at night because I'm on red alert that the baby is going to wake up. I don't know how much longer I can keep going at this pace - I don't even have the energy to care about my marriage. Tell me I'm not alone.

A:  You are definitely not alone!  What you are describing is very common once you bring a baby home!  What you need is 8 hours of shut-eye.  That’s the only way you can charge your battery.  Now’s the time to sit down with your husband, and figure out a plan so you can sleep through the night at least once a week...

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What Your Husband Wants: A Little Enthusiasm in the Bedroom


We’ve all been there. Exhausted and not feeling remotely sexy. But it’s been a while so when you’re husband makes a move you say, “OK”. You might even say “OK, if you really want to …” It turns out, though, that as far as our men are concerned this “grin and bear it” approach to sex can actually be worse than saying “no”. A man can feel rejected even if – and amazingly, while- his wife is having sex with him...

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Mother-in-Law Problems: When and How to Tell Her to Back Off

You don’t. Ever. That’s her son’s, that is, your husband’s job. Unless your career experience includes professional hostage negotiator don’t go there with your mother-in-law, no matter how appalling you might think her behavior is.

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Married to a Mama’s Boy: Husband Becomes Lazy Ass When His Mother is Around.

Q: When my mother-in-law comes to stay with us, my husband becomes a complete lazy ass. He lets her do his entire share of the parenting load.

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