From Danielle Braff of the Chicago Tribune:
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the fairy tale.
Relationships suffer for about two out of three couples within the first three years of having a child, according to research by the Seattle-based Gottman Institute.
Most couples regularly respond to the needs of their children first, neglecting their partners. As time goes on, the relationship balance can continue to unravel, said Michael McNulty, master trainer at the Gottman Institute.