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The research draws attention to the relationship issues faced by new parents and makes recommendations for how they can be overcome.  It shows that 40% of new mums, who had a concern about their relationship, felt they may no longer be sexually attractive to their partner and 25% of new dads were worried their partner was no longer interested in sex. Just over a quarter (27%) of new parents longed for some time alone as a couple.

The findings are released in a new report by OnePlusOne entitled Sleep, Sex and Sacrifice: The transition to parenthood, a testing time for relationships. The report outlines some of the challenges new parents face, including how to divide up the cooking and cleaning as well as hang on to a sex life, social life and sense of identity.

 “Becoming a parent can put a relationship under extreme pressure as each partner tries to adjust to their new role - for some it can be almost like a mini earthquake. Often one person becomes a stay-at-home parent in the early years and this can be very isolating; if they feel the partner who is out at work does not appreciate them it can lead to arguments.

Tip of the day Tips archive Today's Daily Tip

See your child as a unique individual - complete, whole and separate from you. Focus on your child's unique gifts. Help them flourish.

--DAD team
Tip of the day Tips archive Today's Daily Tip

Let forming values in your family be a fun thing. Notice acts of helpfulness or kindness by parents & children alike & affirm them publicly.

--DAD team