Gender Norm Revival
Women are often working outside of the home and still expected to manage household and kids. Burnout leads to resentment which leads women to insist on increased domestic labor equity, and rightly so. Men are faced with the choice to contribute in new ways, or to check-out and hope their partner’s unhappiness floats away on the breeze.
Common barriers to the change I see in the many of the men I work with (and in myself) are fear of inadequacy, laziness, entitlement, and lack of assertiveness. I see marital unhappiness haunt so many couples as they struggle to adapt to life’s evolving family structures.