family therapy, domestic labor, husband involvement, dual-income couples
As a result of the dramatic increase in women's participation in the work force, more relationship therapists are seeing couples who are dissatisfied with how domestic labor is divided in their homes. Although, this issue may seem therapeutically straightforward, there are many aspects which make its renegotiation surprisingly problematic and complex. This article is an effort to delineate some of these issues such as engaging men in therapy, exploring emotional issues connected with housework, and the mechanism of gatekeeping. Also included is a therapeutic framework for addressing client concerns about domestic responsibilities.
Original Publication Citation
Rasmussen, K., Hawkins, A. J., & Schwab, K. (1996). Increasing fathers' involvement in domestic labor: Issues for therapists. Contemporary Journal of Family Therapy, 18, 209-222.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rasmussen, Kipling S.; Hawkins, Alan J.; and Schwab, Kenneth P., "Increasing Husbands' Involvement in Domestic Labor: Issues for Therapists" (1996). Faculty Publications. 4210.
Contemporary Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 1996 Human Sciences Press, Inc.
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