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.
John M. Gottman, PhD, is a New York Times bestselling author and a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His many books include The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and The Relationship Cure.
Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, serves as the clinical director of the Gottman Institute and created the Gottman Institute's relationship clinic. She is coauthor of Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, with John Gottman and Joan DeClaire.
Randye Kaye is an accomplished voice talent, actress, singer, broadcaster, and author. She received a Listen-Up Award nomination and starred reviews for Ben Behind His Voices, which she also wrote, bringing together the various facets of her career.