Don't settle for the traditional 'mom as the parent, dad as the babysitter' dynamic. It's time to challenge those outdated norms and create a true partnership in parenting. —Jenny GK
Have you heard these myths about achieving a fair division of labor in the home?
This week, CK & GK unveil the truths behind these misconceptions and provide insights on achieving a more equitable and collaborative home environment to avoid relationship burnout.
In this episode, you will be able to:
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Grasp the role of empathy in building and maintaining healthier relationships.
Dive deeply into one strategy to achieve a fair work split at home for a more satisfying partnership
CK & GK are passionate about making relationships work by advocating for yourself with clear communication. Let us know if you try this strategy and if it worked for you!
For more About Relationship Burnout:
Read the article entitled "Try this Convo With Your Spouse to Even the Mental Load" by Rachel Bowie for PureWow
Check out the book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do and More Life to Live by Eve Rodsky for practical solutions to the mental load in your relationship.
Reflect on your own experiences with domestic work and have a conversation with your partner about your family of origin and how it has influenced your habits. Discuss who handled tasks like grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and laundry in your childhood home.
Share your own needs and expectations with your partner, making sure to communicate them clearly and without using negative language. For example, if you need help with grocery shopping, suggest a plan where either you do the shopping and your partner does the cooking, or you both contribute to the meal planning and shopping.
Consider hiring outside help or delegating tasks to lighten the mental load. If necessary, have a conversation with your partner about the possibility of hiring assistance for overwhelming tasks.
If you feel resentful or overwhelmed, take time to assess whether it's worth having the conversation with your partner. If you decide it is, use the strategies mentioned above to initiate a conversation about a more equitable division of labor.