Culture of Life
A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.
BY John Lilly
April 1-7, 2007 Issue | Posted 3/27/07 at 9:00 AM
In a recent survey of 15,000 new parents by Babytalk magazine, more than 60% of fathers reported that their wives give them less attention than they got before the baby was born. And, while 42% of those men say they understand this change, 44% admit to feeling jealous, sad or resentful about the re-ordered relationship. But wait. New dads aren’t so selfish or childish that they’re needier than their own babies. Many feel guilty about having the negative emotions — and a whopping 80% agree that a mom should put her child ahead of her husband, at least early on.
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