If one of you stays at home with the baby, chances are you’re itching for some time off when the other one (who’s also wiped out) comes home from work, Christensen says. The result? Major nighttime tension.
For stay-at-home parents, a little acknowledgment goes a long way. If your sweetie’s a stay-at-home dad, text him a love note after you leave the house in the A.M. If you’re the one at home, let him know you need a break—and schedule a sitter so the two of you can have a night out.