This week’s question is: Is it reasonable to ask someone to care about certain things as much as you do?
In this conversation, Tracey and I are talking about emotional labor in relationships and how to approach this topic in a partnership when it feels like one person is carrying more of the load.
Other topics discussed include:
- Why it’s essential to ask for what we need and why having to ask doesn’t mean our partner doesn’t love us
- How women are conditioned not to rock the boat and why it is essential that they risk doing so
- The importance of showing gratitude when your partner is doing more of the emotional labor
- How defensiveness derails communication
- Negotiating household tasks before living together or getting married
- Modeling gender equality in a relationship for your kids
- Why relationships require conflict to flourish
- How avoiding confrontation or trying to keep the peace actually makes relationships more fragile
- And so much more!
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