Dad’s often ask, how can I support my partner?
In addition to all the other changes in your life, you may discover that your partner is experiencing difficulties adjusting to motherhood, depression, or anxiety. Here’s some tips for what you can do to help:
- Your partner needs you to be there and to listen to her concerns and to believe what she is feeling.
- Be as patient as you can.
- Don’t try to convince her that she is worrying over nothing – show you do care about her feelings and encourage her to express them.
- Just ask how she feels.
- All you have to do is listen – you don’t have to fix the problem yourself.
If your partner is experiencing difficulties adjusting to motherhood, depression, or anxiety, talk to her about MumSpace and check out the website at www.mumspace.com.au
See Darren Jolly describe what helped for him and his family.