Married with Special-Needs Children: A Couples Guide to Keeping Connected

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This book looks at the ways in which having a child with special needs can make it more difficult for a marriage to thrive and how a child’s intensive needs can change the structure of a marriage. The authors describe what makes a marriage strong, such as continuing to share connections outside of parenting roles, keeping a sense of autonomy, and sharing childcare responsibilities. Parents get advice about the importance of romance and intimacy and the benefits of finding time for each other even when they feel too tired or overwhelmed. In addition, the book deals with serious marital troubles and divorce considerations.

© 2007 Laura E. Marshak, Fran Pollock Prezant
Audience: Parent