When the newborn steals your girlfriend…

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What you need to know:

  • A new mother often seems distracted, when in fact she is facing a complex network of new challenges.

  • Women who are desperately trying to conceive are especially vulnerable when a pregnant friend undergoes the normal social changes.

  • In hindsight, Monica wished she had known how important it was to give Cathy some time alone. 

Over lunch at their favorite little restaurant, *Cathy, Monica’s best friend, announced that she was pregnant. But instead of Monica being happy for her, she felt betrayed. She had a sinking feeling that nothing would ever be the same between Cathy and her. Whether she liked it or not, from then henceforth, she would have to compete with the precious presence inside her friend’s womb.


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