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Share the Mental Load: 5 ways to split invisible responsibilities more equally

The mental load can be an unseen source of stress.

Parenting requires a lot of planning and remembering for your kids. A lot of that work is invisible – meaning it’s only happening in your head. It’s called the “mental load.”

Family Life Professor and Extension Specialist at Utah State University, Dr. Dave Schramm, says it’s possible that one parent is carrying the majority of that load. This can lead to burnout and resentment in marriage. He shares ways for couples to share those invisible responsibilities more equally.

You can find more advice from Dave at or on Instagram @drdaveschramm.


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