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When Partners Become Parents: The Big Life Change for Couples

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When it first appeared in 1992, this book became an instant must-read on the lists of new parents and family studies professionals alike. Its message is just as relevant, just as timely, and perhaps even more important today. As indicated in the new foreword, by John M. Gottman, and in the updates and new afterword provided by the authors, the transition to parenthood ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Routledge (first published March 1st 1992)
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Learned from The Cut article.
Kristin Maschka
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I just wish someone had handed me this book before our daughter arrived. What no one tells you is how becoming parents transforms your marriage on so many levels. The results of a study of couples groups, the Cowans' book is still readable and practical enough to give mothers and fathers the understanding they need to make it through this major life transition as a couple.
Alicia Eskew
Another one of those 'textbook' types that transcends the dust shelf. This is well-written to engage the reader and contains some excellent tips for understanding and counseling couples before or after children.
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