Wednesday 21 February 2018

Lorraine Courtney: Why mum and dad will have to rethink their roles if their marriage is to last

Lorraine Courtney

YOU don't intend this to happen to you. You want to have an entirely different kind of relationship. Most couples believe that they will share child-related tasks equally after their baby is born, but the exact opposite is usually the case.

Dad catches "provider fever", throws himself into his work and gains economic power over his partner.

Mum has her "matriarchal moment" where she takes full control over the domestic sphere and starts talking about her useless man. Dad begins to complain that women nag.

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