How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee DunnHow Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn

How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids

byJancee Dunn

Hardcover | March 21, 2017

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A hilariously candid account of one woman's quest to bring her post-baby marriage back from the brink, with life-changing, real-world advice.


How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kidstackles the last taboo subject of parenthood: the startling, white-hot fury that new (and not-so-new) mothers often have for their mates. After Jancee Dunn had her baby, she found that she was doing virtually all the household chores, even though she and her husband worked equal hours. She asked herself: How did I become the 'expert' at changing a diaper?

Many expectant parents spend weeks researching the best crib or safest car seat, but spend little if any time thinking about the titanic impact the baby will have on their marriage - and the way their marriage will affect their child.

Enter Dunn, her well-meaning but blithely unhelpful husband, their daughter, and her boisterous extended family, who show us the ways in which outmoded family patterns and traditions thwart the overworked, overloaded parents of today.

On the brink of marital Armageddon, Dunn plunges into the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of the country's most renowned couples' and sex therapists, canvasses fellow parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an "explosive situation." Instead of having the same fights over and over, Dunn and her husband must figure out a way to resolve their larger issues and fix their family while there is still time. As they discover, adding a demanding new person to your relationship means you have to reevaluate--and rebuild--your marriage. In an exhilarating twist, they work together to save the day, happily returning to the kind of peaceful life they previously thought was the sole province of couples without children.

Part memoir, part self-help book with actionable and achievable advice,How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kidsis an eye-opening look at how the man who got you into this position in this first place is the ally you didn't know you had.

Jancee Dunn is theNew York Timesbestselling author of five books, including a memoir, a children's book, andCyndi Lauper: A Memoir. Her essay collection,Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is a frequent contributor toThe New York Times, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, andParents....
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Title:How Not To Hate Your Husband After KidsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316267104

ISBN - 13:9780316267106

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This was super helpful (without reading like a self-help book) and amusing. A good insight into family life. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-15

Editorial Reviews

"Taking experiences from her own evolving marriage and combining it with the wisdom of professionals - neuroscientists, psychologists, parenting experts, and more - she has penned this book to help women navigate everything from household chores, budgets, and weekends with family to both fighting and having sex with your spouse."-Whitney C. Harris, Red Tricycle