Facebook Pixel

AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - How Can I Convince My Husband To Have A Second Child?

By Expert
Rate This

No sex or marriage question is too embarrassing because it’s time to ask EmpowHer’s sexuality expert Dr. Marty Klein, anything.

Now, here is an interesting question - “Dear Dr. Klein, I want a second child and my husband doesn’t. What’s wrong with him? Is it possibly his childhood, and how do I convince him that a second kid would be great?”

Dr. Marty Klein:
Well, that’s an interesting attitude--that if your husband doesn’t want a second kid there must be something wrong with him. This is not an approach that’s going to work. I don’t think that there’s necessarily anything wrong with him and I wouldn’t assume that he has a problem from his childhood or any sort of trauma or anything else. The important thing that you need to understand is why he doesn’t want to have a second child and not pathologize that reason, but consider that reason as legitimate.

Now if you don’t believe his reason, if you think there’s something else going on, than just tell him that.

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

Sexual Health

Get Email Updates

Resource Centers

Related Checklists

Sexual Health Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!