What happens when domestic duties shift? These couples found out.

Rodsky explained that this is because women’s time is viewed differently: it’s deemed less valuable. This could be because they’re not the breadwinners of their family, or their jobs are viewed as inherently more flexible, even when this is not actually the case. She added many people assume women are naturally better multitaskers.

In many different-gender couples, gendered roles become the default, taking the place of substantive conversations about how to divide the work of being a family.

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