Does this sound like you?…
“Naively, I had thought the baby would just slot in and life would continue as before. But it didn’t. My wife was always tired – I felt like we never had time to talk or cuddle or have some space to ourselves. And the baby was always crying, needing her, and I didn’t know what to do. To make matters worse I was meant to be managing a big project at work, and started feeling anxious about that too – only I couldn’t talk to my wife about it, because she had enough on her plate, and I couldn’t sleep between the baby’s squalling and worrying about work. I gave up my indoor cricket team so I could help out more at home but my wife and I just ended up snapping at each other. Soon I didn’t want to go home at all. I felt like I’d lost my wife, I had a child I didn’t like all that much and my life was over.”
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