If you’re like, “oh hey, how did Kristen and Liz get a photo of me?” you need this. The issue of division of labor and mental load are not new problems in relationships, but the pandemic has certainly exacerbated them. There’s been no shortage of articles, like this one in the New York Times, that attempt to tackle it. And while we sort of understand why, and kind of know how, we’re still struggling with it. (Are you? Because we are!).

Fair Play: A book by Eve Rodsky that addresses the disparity in mental load in relationships | Spawned 240

Well, our guest New York Times bestselling author Eve Rodsky has a lot to say about it. In fact, she wrote Fair Play, which addresses these exact challenges with a helpful solution that actually saved her marriage. Hooray for advice that really works! 

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Eve Rodsky on moms, women and the unfair "mental load" we bear | Spawned Ep 240

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Eve: Since Eve was our guest, she got two picks! First, The Creativity Leap, a book that came out last year that she deemed a must-read. And then, our own favorite mascara from Thrive Causemetics. Seriously, Kristen swears by this!

Kristen: Season 3 of Master of None. A little heavy. A lot amazing. It’s riveting and unexpected.

Liz: A brilliant tech tip that might just get us all more sleep. Thanks Liz!

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