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Postpartum Depression is Hard on a Marriage

Giving birth to a new baby can be an extremely joyous moment for a mother. Mothers look forward to the day their baby will enter into the world. Due to this most mothers are shocked when they start to feel depressed after the birth of their child. Postpartum depression is common among many mothers, yet most don't expect to get it. Unfortunately, Postpartum depression can be extremely hard on a marriage. Karen Kleiman MSW, a contributor writer for Psychology Today says, " [Postpartum] diminishes the time a woman has for her partner, which can reduce his marital satisfaction." When expecting a child it is important to do the research on postpartum depression and do all that you can to prepare for the possibility of getting it after giving birth.

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.