The couple and coparenting relationships are demonstrated to be prospectively and bidirectionally associated over months to years during the early parenting years. However, little is known about these associations at the daily level within the first year of parenthood, when coparenting first emerges. The goal of the current study was to examine the association between couples' daily feelings of relationship closeness and coparenting support in first-time parents and determine directionality of these effects using a dyadic daily diary design. At 10 months postpartum, heterosexual couples (
Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)
Le, Yunying; Fredman, Steffany J; McDaniel, Brandon T. PhD; Laurenceau, Jean-Philippe; and Feinberg, Mark E, "Cross-day influences between couple closeness and coparenting support among new parents." (2019). Health Services and Informatics Research. 50.