How Can I Tactfully Address a Labor Imbalance in Our Household?

Sarah Noel
Sarah Noel, MS, LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in working with people who are struggling through depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life transitions. She approaches her work from a person-centered perspective, always acknowledging the people she works with as experts on themselves. She is honored and humbled on a daily basis to be able to partner with people at such critical points in their unique journeys.
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  • Myra

    Myra

    November 13th, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    I never minded being in charge of the in the house chores, because I too stayed at home and sort of felt like that was what went with the territory. But I didn’t get applause for doing all of those chores so why my husband thought that he should is beyond me. Seriously I think that we had some of our biggest arguments because I refused to praise him for doing one little thing off of the list of the things that I did without fail either daily or weekly.

  • Terra

    Terra

    November 14th, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Family Meeting Time!!

  • warren

    warren

    November 15th, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    Over the years we have just gradually gravitated to doing the things around the house that we could each tolerate the most I suppose. I do all of the yard work and most of the cooking actually while she does the laundry and most of the other clean up around the house. I don’t know how it started I guess those were the roles that we naturally felt the most comfortable with and honestly I can’t say that we’ve ever had that much of a problem with sticking to it. The kids on the other hand…

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