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Depleted Mothers: Your Path Toward Well-Being, Health, and Support

Raising children is deeply fulfilling. Yet it's also intensely demanding. Compared to women who haven't had children, mothers are generally more stressed, more unhappy in their marriages, and more prone to illness. But if we've learned one thing in our personal lives and professional practices, it's that none of that distress or depletion is necessary! There really is an alternative path, and it's direct and straightforward: decrease the "bad" - the demands upon you - and increase the "good" - your resources and resilience. The actions you take will work together. For example, research shows that getting more support from your partner can boost your own physical and psychological health.

We know it's hard to take care of yourself when you've got a little one (or ones) on your hands. We've each been there and we see it all the time in our practices. But nurturing yourself is altogether possible, even with kids to manage and a household to run. In articles to come, you'll see how to get the stress relief, nutrition, health care, teamwork, and intimacy you need. That will prevent depletion and build up your well-being so that this wonderful time in your life is as good as it can possibly be. That's what Mother Nurture is all about. In order to get a sense for your overall risk of depletion, see this short survey.

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From Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships by Rick Hansen, Jan Hansen, and Ricki Pollycove. Copyright © 2002 by Rick Hanson. Jan Hanson, and Ricki Pollycove. Used by arrangement with Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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