Becoming parents together requires a reorganizing of relationship and roles, and it can be an especially important time to receive support in navigating these transitions. Many couples experience increased tension and difficulty connecting after becoming parents. In the first year after having a baby, two thirds of couples report a decline in relationship satisfaction. Whether you are experiencing a resurfacing of long-held conflicts and issues, or a change in interactions as you adjust to a baby, the transition to parenthood is a bumpy time for most couples. Harnessing this time of change and reorganization in your relationship can be an opportunity to strengthen your connection, make changes before they become long term patterns and to learn new ways of communicating and connecting that result in a more satisfying relationship over time.