Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW

Therapist and Founder of Changing Marriage

Susan Pease Gadoua is the author of the San Francisco Chronicle Best-seller, Contemplating Divorce, A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go (August 2008), and Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce (July 2010).

Susan is a licensed therapist based in the San Francisco Bay Area with an expertise in marriage and divorce.

She is sought out as an expert on divorce and has appeared on television, radio and print, including The CBS Early Show, and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and Divorce Magazine.

Susan is also coauthor of “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels” (Seal Press, fall 2014) with Vicki Larson and they will talk about “Life After Baby.” Couples who go through IVF or adoption have added stress, emotional, physical and financial, above what all new parents experience. Studies indicate 67 percent of couples feel “very unhappy” after the birth of their child although it hits men and women at different times and can last for as long as two years. In this workshop, we will offer several ways couples can renegotiate their marital contract to avoid the typical pitfalls that new parents face, many of those unconscious. We will also explore societal and personal expectations of what it means to be a “good mother” and “good father” in addition to being a wife and husband.

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