"Goodbye, happy hour. Hello, diaper duty."
If your partner is used to going out with his buds twice a week or hitting the gym whenever he pleases, you need to break it to him (gently) that those days are over.
Help Dad Deal: Soften the blow by letting your spouse know he can have a night out every now and then, as long as you get your fair share of furloughs too. Craig and Jessica Smith, of Mechanic Falls, Maine, take turns going out once a week while the other watches their daughters, Riley and Irelyn. "Neither of us gets to see our friends as often as we used to," Craig says. "But being able to look forward to a regular break makes us happier."