by Karen Kleiman
Her moods and emotional vulnerability will get in the way of good communication for now. Here's what you're up against:
-If you tell her you love her, she won't believe you.
-If you tell her she's a good mother, she'll think you're just saying that to make her feel better.
-If you tell her she's beautiful, she'll assume you're lying.
-If you tell her not to worry about anything, she'll think you have no idea how bad she feels.
-If you tell her you'll come home early to help her, she'll feel guilty.
-If you tell her you have to work late, she'll think you don't care.
But you can: