If you’re both navigating your job demands and potentially caring for children, the household chores may have fallen off the priority list over the last two years. Or, perhaps one partner started doing a specific chore at the start of the pandemic, and the other partner assumed this would continue to happen indefinitely. This may be an unrealistic expectation since everything about life has shifted several times since 2020, says psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Without addressing these issues, it can lead to one (or both) partner feeling taken for granted.
“Even if one person used to do more of a particular task, the couple must work together to devise an updated plan,” Dr. Thomas says. “This should thoroughly identify and assign each household task to the partner who can realistically fit it into their schedule.”
Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. is a Psychologist In Los Angeles, providing couples therapy and other counseling services. To read the full article “How Remote Work Is Really Impacting Couples” visit hermoney.com