While having a baby is an exciting and special time, for many women it can also be a very stressful time. Up to 1 in 7 mothers are estimated to suffer from postnatal depression and an even higher percentage find the period very stressful. Here are some tips to help your partner if they seem to be having a hard time.
Organise her some help
Babies take up a lot of time and energy and she may be struggling with doing everything that she needs on little sleep.
Almost everyone has, at one point or another, experienced stress as a result of their job. The pressure of looming deadlines, frequent meetings, piles of paperwork and an endless to-do list can make even the most diligent and capable of people feel overwhelmed. If you're feeling frazzled and are struggling to handle everyday tasks at work, here are a few suggestions which may help to get you back on track.
While you and your spouse may have decided that you are at the stage where your marriage is beyond help and divorce is inevitable, you may have a legal obligation to have marriage counselling before you can file for divorce. When does this rule apply and how can you get around if it if counselling is not an option?
How Long Have You Been Married?
Under Australian family law, couples who want to divorce after a short marriage have to try marriage counselling before they can submit an application.