Maybe the arrival of your kid created tension between you and your spouse; maybe it was there all along and the kid has just made it more acute. Marital strife after having a kid is a lot more common than anyone probably wants to admit – check out one psychologist’s insightful (and depressing) list of reasons couples seek her out and assess your relationship accordingly. If any of that sounds familiar, don’t let a knee-jerk fear of seeing a head shrinker keep you from doing the responsible thing. This explanation of what to expect in couples counseling pulls the curtains back a bit, so you’re not diving into the unknown. Fixing a broken relationship is work, but fortunately for you and your spouse, you already have the single best motivation for putting in the effort.