Preparing For Fatherhood: Friendships

Preparing for fatherhood is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. One aspect of this transition that is often overlooked is the impact it can have on friendships. Here are some tips for maintaining and strengthening your friendships as you become a father:

  1. Communicate with your friends: It's important to let your friends know what is happening in your life and how they can support you as you become a father. This can help to prevent misunderstandings and ensure that your friendships remain strong.

  2. Make time for your friends: Becoming a father can be demanding, and it's easy to let other things, like friendships, fall by the wayside. However, it's important to make time for your friends, even if it's just for a quick phone call or coffee date.

  3. Connect with other new dads: It can be helpful to connect with other new dads who are going through the same experiences. This can provide a sense of camaraderie and support, and can also be a great source of advice and tips for navigating fatherhood.

  4. Be flexible: Becoming a father will likely mean making some changes to your schedule and priorities. It's important to be flexible and understanding with your friends as you navigate this new phase in your life.

  5. Keep in touch: Even if you can't see each other as often as you used to, make an effort to stay in touch with your friends. This can be as simple as sending a quick text or email to let them know you're thinking of them.

In conclusion, becoming a father can have a big impact on your friendships. By communicating with your friends, making time for them, connecting with other new dads, being flexible, and staying in touch, you can help to maintain and strengthen these important relationships.

Set it and forget it and move onto the rest of yourto do list. And in the wordsof everydad’s favorite Moana character:You’re Welcome.

Mike chambers

Subscriber since 2021