Expectant Fathers Lag Behind Moms in Pregnancy Acceptance

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Dear Mr. Dad: I’m very concerned about my husband. We’re just a month away from our due date and although he has been very involved and attentive throughout the pregnancy, in the last couple of weeks he’s becoming more and more withdrawn. He seems annoyed with me a lot, and when I try to get him to talk about his fears and anxieties as an expectant father, all he says is that he has them. That’s it. Will I ever get my old husband back again or am I going to be in this thing alone?

A: What you’re going through is pretty common. That doesn’t make it any easier, but sometimes it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone. It may also help you to know that there’s a very good chance that your husband will return to normal fairly soon after the baby arrives.

When I was doing research for my book, The Expectant Father, I made an interesting discovery. Dads-to-be are generally a trimester behind their pregnant partners. Here’s what I mean.
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www.amazon.co.ukAnne Marie Albano, author of You and Your Anxious Child
Topic:
Free your child from fears and worries
Issues: What causes anxiety? What’s normal–and what’s not; Annihilating anxiety; when and how to get help; treatment options, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication.

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www.amazon.co.ukAnne Marie Albano, author of You and Your Anxious Child
Topic:
Free your child from fears and worries
Issues: What causes anxiety? What’s normal–and what’s not; Annihilating anxiety; when and how to get help; treatment options, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication


www.amazon.co.ukAdam Cox, author of No Mind Left Behind.
Topic:
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www.amazon.co.ukLeonard Felder, author of Fitting in is Overrated.
Topic:
The survival guide for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.
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