Your partner will need to feel loved
Mood swings are the result of emotional and physical changes the mother has experienced. With major changes in her body, she may feel unattractive. She may worry about you. In the act of pulling away from you to give the baby her full attention, she may need you to bridge that distance by moving closer to her. She may need reassurance that you love her as she is right now. As you do, you affirm your devotion to her.
You do this with small acts of caring: a special note or card, making her favorite meal, giving her a bouquet of her favorite flowers. It means accepting her emotions even when you do not understand them. It means finding ways to show her your commitment again and again, not just once. If you can do this, she can borrow your strength to find the strength she needs to care for the baby.
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