emotional labor

A little piece of my ability to feel safe in the world was lost forever in those moments.

The Emotional Labor Of Staying Safe While Female

A little piece of my ability to feel safe in the world was lost forever in those moments. I knew he was telling the truth. Read...
Lauren Jonik of The Refresh    |   10.29.18   |   SHARE
Voices
I thought I was marrying my high school sweetheart, but I was actually becoming my husband's mother.

I Was My Husband's Mother For 21 Years

I was married to my own child for 21 years. I thought I was marrying my high school sweetheart, but I was actually becoming my husband's mother. Read...
Anonymous    |   08.2.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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Take The Cake: Here’s A Blank Invoice For Your Fat Girl Emotional Labor 

Fat girl trauma, brown girl trauma, sexist trauma, class trauma. It’s time to start seeing our gifts, or handout an invoice for fat girl emotional Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.14.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Unfortunately, eating the WAHM cake isn’t always sweet.

The Work-At-Home Mom Revolution: Choice Or Trap?

When it comes to the work-at-home mom revolution, it’s important to recognize that this set up is not a choice for many mothers, it is a trap. Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   03.23.18   |   SHARE
Families
image credit Joni Edelman via Instagram

What I Really Want For Valentine's Day

It’s nothing you can buy at See’s or Hallmark. You won’t see a commercial for it. Frankly, it’s a lot easier to buy a dozen roses on FTD.com than it Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   02.13.18   |   SHARE
Love Lessons
You are not entitled to my emotional labor!

You Are Not Entitled To My Emotional Labor

I am not here for your betterment. I am not here to be your dumping ground for all of your thoughts and fears. You are not entitled to my emotional Read...
Carrie Saum    |   11.22.17   |   SHARE
Minds

I'm Not Doing Emotional Labor For Past Lovers Anymore

The amount of emotional labor I had put into these pseudo-friendships was immediately swept away with one single mention of my own personal discomfort Read...
Laura Delarato    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love

I'm Postpartum — Please Stop Talking To Me About How I Look

There’s so much going on with a postpartum mom, so much more than meets the eye, and we need to be aware of that. Stop talking about her body! Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.2.17   |   SHARE
FamiliesBodies