When Partners Become Parents: The Big Life Change for Couples

By Carolyn Pape Cowan; Philip A. Cowan | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 9
An Ounce of Prevention: Couples Groups

ANNIE: I don't know what to do. I'm so exhausted from getting up with Carrie two or three times every night for the past week, I can hardly function during the days. Mitch says he's willing to take a turn at least once a night, but he never hears her cry! I'm some mother -- I don't even have the energy to smile back when Carrie gurgles.

MITCH: I can hardly believe it when she tells me in the morning that Carrie howled for an hour and a half. I truly don't hear a thing, but Annie doesn't believe me.

ROB: Joan and I had the same fight last week. I haven't been hearing Chuckie either.

JACKSON: And I don't hear Kevin. What is this -- new fathers' hearing loss?

MARTIN: It must be genetic. Men aren't wired to hear babies' cries.

This is a conversation from one of our Becoming a Family Project couples groups. Four couples have been meeting weekly and talking with us since the women's seventh month of pregnancy. All have become parents at this point, and the four newborns are asleep either in an infant seat or in a parent's arms. We notice how rare it is for all of the babies to be asleep at once. All eight parents look exhausted.

Versions of this discussion emerged in almost all of our couples groups with new parents. The men are fascinated by their common problem, and the

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