Moms typically manage the household, in most families. And although many significant others have stepped up, it’s often Moms when partnered with Dads, who have to ask & orchestrate those responsibilities. All that invisible work and the mental load we carry, is exhausting. And planning everything can be as time consuming as getting the work itself done.
The pandemic has put many relationships to the test over this issue. And the stress, anxiety and tension within our partnerships, only adds strain to our mental health & family dynamics.
I shared the couples data from our pandemic study with Felicia Kashevaroff, co-founder of Tend Task. And we discussed why so many couples struggle to find an equitable split and where all of that invisible labor time is spent! She offers helpful advice on how couples can work together to make real changes in their relationships.