As a parent of adolescents, I've often worried about their health and happiness. They seem to be under a lot of social and academic pressure, suggesting they need more guidance from me to help them get through. But how can I support their independence and autonomy while making sure they don't fall through the cracks or become depressed or anxious?
Giving birth is an awesome life changing event that may leave the mother feeling a bit overwhelmed. It is during this time that the mother needs her partner more than ever to help balance the chaos that is taking place within her. Dealing with the PPD does not have to be terrible for the mother or her partner, it just takes a bit of patience and understanding from both people.
As women, we wear so many hats and we strive to give one hundred percent to each role that we play in life. It's damn near impossible to do everything well all of the time. And that's okay. But who do you talk to when it seems like that nightly glass of wine is not going to be enough to wash away the stress of the day? Your girlfriends.