Unequal Labor on the Home Front


It's no secret that the struggle is real for working moms. The expectations placed on them by society, their families, and even themselves can be overwhelming. Not only do they have to balance a full-time job, but they are also responsible for taking care of their children, running a household, and often times handling their spouse's responsibilities as well. This can lead to extreme levels of stress, resentment, and detachment from their spouses. 

The problem with the “help” a husband may offer is that it often assumes that the job was primarily her responsibility, and that he is only offering assistance out of obligation. This puts an unfair burden on the wife, who is expected to take initiative and make all the decisions in the home. When a dad is willing to help, he often has to be asked what needs to be done; this gives the impression that he is incapable or unhelpful, when in reality he is more than capable and willing to take part in the family duties. 

This type of one-sided home dynamic is not only harmful to the marriage, but to the children as well. When children grow up seeing the mother do it all, they are more likely to carry this mentality into their own adult relationships. 

The idea of gatekeeping is also a major issue among couples. When a woman is constantly told to take care of all the household tasks and childcare, it creates a power imbalance and leaves her with no choice but to choose between being a full-time mom, full-time professional, or full-time exhausted individual caught between too many unfair expectations. 

Even when she is not explicitly told to do it all, she often assumes that it her primary responsibility and as time wears on, her partner is left on the other side of the gate, feeling detached and unneeded. While it is important for the spouse to step up, it is equally important for the mom to step back and let her partner in.

That's why the “Super Mom Detox” is so important. This program supports women to build healthy boundaries within the home, remove gatekeeping tendencies, and provides them with the tools to create more equity in the home. All moms deserve the chance to be successful in both their professional and personal lives, and the Super Mom Detox can help them get there.

If you'd like to get on a call and talk more about how I can serve you through my coaching program, click here to see what times are available. I've recently become certified as a Fair Play Method Facilitator and will be integrating the concept of this system into my program.


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