069: Sharing the mental load with your partner
In this episode, Mia and Dinah dive into how to share the mental load, drawing on expertise from relationship expert and psychologist Dr Morgan Cutlip.
Morgan Cutlip has a PhD in Psychology, is a wife, mom to two kids and life-long lover of all things relationships. Dr Morgan's work centres on creative content development for My Love Thinks.com and delivering educational content for your relationships in a way that is not just professional but also practical. Dr Cutlip has been a featured relationship expert for Teen Vogue, the New York Times, Flo Tracker app and is the upcoming author of two books with Thomas Nelson, How to Love your Kids Without Losing Yourself and The Mother Load.
Sharing your household’s mental load
In this episode they talk about:
- what inequity in invisible mental loads looks like
- the impact this inequity has on other areas of your relationship
- how to explain the mental load without your partner getting defensive
- the difference between ‘within work’ and ‘between work’, and why you need to do both
- thoughts and behaviours that can sabotage an equitable relationship
- minimum acceptable standards and letting go of control
- taking initiative versus making requests for support
- how frequent check-ins with your partner are essential