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  • Writer's pictureDr. Shaenor Ishmael

The Task Force

Updated: May 15, 2023

In previous centuries, gender roles were very well defined. This was very evident within the household. The husband had specific jobs within the home and the wife had her assigned role.  

Over time these roles have evolved, however what works well in someone else’s marriage and home, will not necessarily work in yours.  “Traditional” gender roles task can be very successful for some marriages, while being detrimental to others.

In marriage, the idea is to think of yourself and your spouse as a taste force, you are a unit. As your marriage transitions through various life obstacles, you may find yourself completing tasks that were deemed for “the husband” or “the wife”. However, when functioning as a unit, it just becomes a task. Life is unpredictable, accept it, grow with it, adjust your sails and keep exploring it. As circumstances arise in life, it will challenge your marriage, your unit. However, communicate and compromise. Discuss the challenges, and figure out the adjustments that must be made within the household. Various task arise within relationships but the goal is to work together as a team to conquer these tasks, whether it be cooking, cleaning, working, finances or parenting. 

You can never predict what life will throw your way, unemployment, illness, promotions demanding more time, regardless of what life brings, discuss, adjust and grow! 

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. -Jim Rohn

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