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Marriage, Couples and Attachment Parenting
API's Eight Principles of Parenting are recommended companion readings as the foundation and context for all of our research-based resources.
Nurturing and caring for your couple relationship during the parenting years is an important goal for the wellbeing of parents and children.
Delightful new babies bring many changes for couples including sleep loss, less disposable income, new housework, childcare responsibilities, and less adult time. Take time together to learn about child development, discuss parenting choices, values and priorities and actively extend and build your parenting resources by joining parenting groups. Learning alongside and from others who are on the same journey, or who are ahead of the curve, can bring helpful and creative perspectives that benefit parenting, couple relationships and children.
Free Resources from API's Library, Blog and Publications
- FAQs on Marriage and AP
- Choosing a Marriage Counselor
- Modeling Attachment Between Parents
- Balancing Attachment Parenting and Intimate Relationships
- The Marriage Challenge
- "Giving The Love that Heals," (audio) interview with attachment therapist Harville Hendrix
- Co-parenting: Sharing our struggles
- Reflections on our first year
- Doesn't Attachment Parenting get in the way of your sex life?
- Imago Relationships
- Gottman Relationship Institute
- University of Virginia's National Marriage Project
- International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Getting The Love You Want - Harville Hendrix & Helen Hunt
- And Baby Makes Three - John Gottman
- The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman
- Attached at The Heart - Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker
- Hold Me Tight - Sue Johnson, PhD