S01 E04: Reconnecting with Your Partner After Kids with Catherine Topham Sly
This week I’m speaking with Catherine Topham Sly, a BCAP accredited counsellor, writer and speaker who specialises in relationships, and particularly the challenges of staying connected with your partner while raising a family together.Catherine works with adult individuals and couples, in Brighton, Hove, and online, who want to make changes and feel better by working together to make sense of their problems and find a way forwards. In this episode, we dive into the most common and biggest challenges couples face after having children, including communication, the mental load, resentment, sex and intimacy, and so much more. We share stories and examples of experiences with disconnection after having kids, differences in desire, default parenting, and societal expectations and judgements of parental roles. Catherine shares powerful tips and techniques for staying connected and aligned with your partner so that you can resolve conflict and foster a loving relationship.