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Funny, honest and truthful, this book can’t do the washing but it might just save your marriage.

‘Clever, honest and hilarious . . . her book should become a baby shower classic.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Funny, honest and helpful.’ Grazia

‘Loads of useful, achievable advice.’ The Pool

How did I become the ‘expert’ at changing a nappy? Jancee Dunn wondered.

This, combined with a lack of sleep, a suddenly unfair division of household chores and her husband’s new found passion for very long bike rides, meant that Jancee found it hard to look at her well-meaning, clever, funny husband playing with his iPhone without feeling a white-hot rage.

Like many expectant parents, they’d spent weeks researching the safest car seat but little time thinking about the titanic impact the baby would have on their marriage — and the way their marriage would affect their child.

Tired of having the same fights over and over, Dunn consults the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of renowned sex and couples therapists, canvasses friends and parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an ‘explosive situation’.

Could it be that the person who got her into this position is the ally she'd forgotten she had?

Funny, honest and actually helpful, this book can’t do the washing but it might just save your marriage.

Reviews

Clever, honest, and hilarious . . . Her warm and funny prose will restore hope for moms—and dads—everywhere. Her book should become a baby shower classic.

Publishers Weekly

Clever, honest, and hilarious . . . Her warm and funny prose will restore hope for moms—and dads—everywhere. Her book should become a baby shower classic.

Publishers Weekly

Clever, honest, and hilarious . . . Her warm and funny prose will restore hope for moms—and dads—everywhere. Her book should become a baby shower classic.

Publishers Weekly

Clever, honest, and hilarious . . . Her warm and funny prose will restore hope for moms—and dads—everywhere. Her book should become a baby shower classic.

Publishers Weekly

Clever, honest, and hilarious . . . Her warm and funny prose will restore hope for moms—and dads—everywhere. Her book should become a baby shower classic.

Publishers Weekly

Clever, honest, and hilarious . . . Her warm and funny prose will restore hope for moms—and dads—everywhere. Her book should become a baby shower classic.

Publishers Weekly

Clever, honest, and hilarious . . . Her warm and funny prose will restore hope for moms—and dads—everywhere. Her book should become a baby shower classic.

Publishers Weekly

Funny, honest and helpful.

Grazia

Funny, honest and helpful.

Grazia

Funny, honest and helpful.

Grazia

Funny, honest and helpful.

Grazia

Funny, honest and helpful.

Grazia

Funny, honest and helpful.

Grazia

Funny, honest and helpful.

Grazia

This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.

John Gottman, Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.

John Gottman, Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.

John Gottman, Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.

John Gottman, Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.

John Gottman, Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.

John Gottman, Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.

John Gottman, Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in How Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.

Jen Mann, New York Times

Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in How Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.

Jen Mann, New York Times

Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in How Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.

Jen Mann, New York Times

Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in How Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.

Jen Mann, New York Times

Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in How Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.

Jen Mann, New York Times

Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in How Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.

Jen Mann, New York Times

Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in How Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.

Jen Mann, New York Times

Loads of useful, achievable advice.

The Pool

Loads of useful, achievable advice.

The Pool

Loads of useful, achievable advice.

The Pool

Loads of useful, achievable advice.

The Pool

Loads of useful, achievable advice.

The Pool

Loads of useful, achievable advice.

The Pool

Loads of useful, achievable advice.

The Pool

Equal parts romp and eye-opener, as [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.

Goop

Equal parts romp and eye-opener, as [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.

Goop

Equal parts romp and eye-opener, as [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.

Goop

Equal parts romp and eye-opener, as [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.

Goop

Equal parts romp and eye-opener, as [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.

Goop

Equal parts romp and eye-opener, as [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.

Goop

Equal parts romp and eye-opener, as [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.

Goop

Straightforward, humorous writing.

Washington Post

Straightforward, humorous writing.

Washington Post

Straightforward, humorous writing.

Washington Post

Straightforward, humorous writing.

Washington Post

Straightforward, humorous writing.

Washington Post

Straightforward, humorous writing.

Washington Post

Straightforward, humorous writing.

Washington Post

Jancee Dunn is honest, smart and funny. Her truthful writing style makes me feel understood and less alone with my issues in the world. If there's maybe one book to gift a mum-to-be I'd recommend How Not To Hate Husband After Kids.

London Mums

Jancee Dunn is honest, smart and funny. Her truthful writing style makes me feel understood and less alone with my issues in the world. If there's maybe one book to gift a mum-to-be I'd recommend How Not To Hate Husband After Kids.

London Mums

Jancee Dunn is honest, smart and funny. Her truthful writing style makes me feel understood and less alone with my issues in the world. If there's maybe one book to gift a mum-to-be I'd recommend How Not To Hate Husband After Kids.

London Mums

Jancee Dunn is honest, smart and funny. Her truthful writing style makes me feel understood and less alone with my issues in the world. If there's maybe one book to gift a mum-to-be I'd recommend How Not To Hate Husband After Kids.

London Mums

Jancee Dunn is honest, smart and funny. Her truthful writing style makes me feel understood and less alone with my issues in the world. If there's maybe one book to gift a mum-to-be I'd recommend How Not To Hate Husband After Kids.

London Mums

Jancee Dunn is honest, smart and funny. Her truthful writing style makes me feel understood and less alone with my issues in the world. If there's maybe one book to gift a mum-to-be I'd recommend How Not To Hate Husband After Kids.

London Mums

Jancee Dunn is honest, smart and funny. Her truthful writing style makes me feel understood and less alone with my issues in the world. If there's maybe one book to gift a mum-to-be I'd recommend How Not To Hate Husband After Kids.

London Mums

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784754778

    April 2, 2018

    Arrow

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780091959654

    April 18, 2017

    Hutchinson

    280 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Hardback

    9780091959647

    April 15, 2017

    Hutchinson

    288 pages

    RRP $37.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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