The arrival of your baby results in added financial stress and less social time as there is now an added element of family “work” to tackle.
All the sleep you're losing only worsens the stress of finding a work-life balance.
Let's not forget to mention narratives of being the "breadwinner" and the added pressure to maintain society's image of masculinity.
These big changes seem even more challenging when experiencing untreated depression and anxiety.
Discussing these challenges in therapy can help with figuring out solutions and leveraging the support of your workplace, family and friends.
Having control over your current obligations at work and home allows you to find joy in fatherhood and redefine what self-care means for you in this chapter.