A new baby can be very hard on your relationship with your partner. When there is another little human demanding your attention and you're not getting enough sleep, it's easy to become irritable with your partner or to drift apart from them. Make sure you take time every day to connect with your partner about something other than the baby and follow these tips from Healthy Families BC. Try watching these videos of new parents in talking about their relationships after having a baby.
But while it's normal for relationships to become more difficult, it is never okay for relationships to become abusive. No matter the situation, nobody has the right to hurt you physically, emotionally or sexually. Learn more about intimate partner violence, a pattern of abuse that uses power and control and is never okay.