Referring to an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Women Still Do More of the Housework. Here’s How to Share the Load,” Suzanne discusses why the mental load of motherhood is not a social construct but a matter of sheer biology.
IN THIS EPISODE:
3:50 The “50/50” marriage does not take into account the biological leanings of men and women
4:55 Playing tit for tat in a marriage will KILL a marriage
5:00 There’s a completely different way to manage childcare and housework
5:20 If there’s respect in a marriage, it shouldn’t matter who does what
5:35 Whomever is home more does more at home
6:10 If both husband and wife are pursuing demanding careers and taking care of a family, the opportunity for conflict escalates
6:35 It is women who take on the mental load of motherhood
8:15 It is a biological fact that women are more invested in the details of running a home
10:00 You want your husband to do things the way you want them done, but men don’t think like women!
10:44 Couples who divvy up the breadwinning/household tasks do not tend to keep score and thus have fewer conflicts
11:40 No matter how you plan your time, life will rarely run smoothly. The real enemy is time.