Huffington Post – The Advice Therapists Give When One Spouse Does All The Emotional Labor

Emotional labor, or the weight and effort of managing nearly everything at home, can put a big strain on relationships.

Huffington Post interviewed several therapists on how this burden plays out in relationships and how to curtail it. I’m honored to share my perspective on how to communicate wisely.

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 Instead, tell your partner how you feel when you are overburdened with responsibilities.

“Tell them you feel anxious, trapped, burdened, worried, alone, ignored, invisible, unappreciated, sad, or distant when you do it all and how you really don’t want to feel that way,” she said. “If you get your communication right, your partner will respond with empathy and compassion.”

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Alicia H Clark, PsyD