How many of us found it easier to “just do ourselves”, prior to the pandemic? Fast forward to almost 6 months in and the mental load of ‘doing it all’ is crushing. Constantly having to plan meals, do work, take care of the household and figure out new protocols for school/childcare is overwhelming. And there is no escape from it. If your partner doesn’t step in during what is a prolonged stretch of being always on, it’s only a matter of time before things get tense.
So what do you do when frustrations grow with your partner?
Visit momshierarchyofneeds.com to read, “Couples Win When Mom’s Mental Load Is More Fairly Balanced.” In the article, Dr. Michelle Hastings, Director for the Counseling Center at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Licensed Counseling Psychologist, offers up some sage advice to help work through struggles with your partner.