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“I feel more stress and anxiety with having young kids and I worry about losing the connection with my husband.” “I don’t want to be a startup widow.” “I am more frustrated with not getting enough space for me.” “I want to make sure I don’t disappear.” “I am more […]

What New Moms Are Really Feeling…


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Couples who endure stressful times in their relationships and come out on the other side truly understand when the couple team really counts. How do couples keep together during stressful times? The concept “team” comes to mind. One of my mentor’s, Peter Pearson, Ph.D. at the Couples Institute says being […]

When the Couple Team Really Counts


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Couples with Babies | 6 Common Problems and Solutions I just came across this great article with 6 common problems and solutions for couples with babies. In her article, Pamela Stock covers the typical yet difficult topics around time, money, and sex to name a few. A worthwhile read to […]

Couples with Babies | 6 Common Problems and Solutions



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Resources for Tired Couples with Young Kids I recently saw a mom in my practice who was struggling with the understandable overwhelm and lack of time that comes with having 3 young children. My heart went out to her and I thought about you countless moms and dads who struggle […]

Shared Ideas for Tired Couples with Young Kids


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What are your Biggest Challenges for Couples with Young Children? Please feel free to check out some of the tips, on this site on how to overcome some of the challenges for carving out couple time when you have young children. As part of my mission to create relevant, online […]

Biggest Challenges for Couples with Young Children?


Welcome to Building Couple Time
Welcome to Building Couple Time With Your Family in Mind! This is an online, educational series of tips and strategies for couples and individuals who are just starting their families, or have young kids, and want to keep their marriage/relationship alive. Founder, Lori J. Collins, M.S., MFT is a California Licensed […]

Welcome to the Building Couple Time Blog!