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Surprise mom and dad, your parenting differences can actually be your strength

First, we have a little bit of bad news. Studies show that married people start getting unhappy in their marriages when they have kids. And more bad news: This dissatisfaction continues for the next 14 years.

That’s a long time to be miserable, we know. But don’t despair. Now two esteemed parenting professionals — who happen to be married to each other, and raising two young children together — are saying it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. They agree that parenting is difficult, but they claim that with some planning and careful discussions, couples can remain happy and strong throughout those tumultuous years.

Kyle Pruett, a nationally renowned author and an eminent child psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center, and his wife, Marsha Kline Pruett, a professor at Smith College of Social Work, who has done landmark research on co-parenting, have together written “Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently — Why It Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage,” Da Capo Lifelong Books, $15.95.

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