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I Do More! Negotiating the Parenting Workload | Ep 31

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Who does the dishes more often? Who wakes up more with baby? Who shuttles the kids around more?

While simple, these issues can create resentment that may spell trouble in a relationship. Guests Marcus and Ashley Kusi of the podcast The First Year Marriage Show and authors of the book Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting, share practical tips and advice for parents on communication, workload distribution, and negotiating the shared responsibility of caring for kids.

According to research, approximately 80 percent of couples experience a huge drop in marital quality during the transition to parenthood. One of the most common sources of marital tension comes from an unequal distribution of the workload that comes with parenthood.

“It’s important to remember that no one is perfect and you’re both going to fail every day…” – Ashley Kusi

Learn how getting on the same team, not keeping score, and appreciating instead of nagging can help balance the workload without fighting.  Learn how to practice “empathetic listening,” and understand how to the appreciate and give your spouse space while also balancing your desire to get things done.
Marcus and Ashley will also teach you how to confront your partner about a workload balance problem as well as how to choose a family theme that will guide not only your relationship but also your children’s future relationships.

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headshot usAbout Marcus & Ashley Kusi

Marcus and Ashley help newlyweds adjust to married life. They are bloggers, and have a blog called Our Peaceful Family, podcasters, they co-host a marriage podcast, The First Year Marriage Show, and they are published authors, with a book  called Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting.  Visit them at: OurPeacefulFamily.com

To get Marcus and Ashley’s E-Book, Family Themes, click here: Get Instant Access 

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  1. I enjoyed listening to this podcast! Communicating with your hubby is the key, I learned that on my mistakes. I wish I heard this podcast when I had my first baby! Pinning it!

    • Yay! I’m so glad you liked it! I agree that communicating is key. Without communication it’s easy to just build up resentment or expect them to read your mind. I especially loved what Ashley said about being on the same team when you communicate! Thanks for your comment!

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