Women who are married experience more stress than singles. In fact, wives under stress often suffer from headaches, fatigues, anger, etc. According to a study, husbands contribute to this stress as well. Interestingly, they are a bigger stress factor for wives than kids.
46% of the responders have said that their children create less stress than their husbands. It is interesting that this is connected to neither abuse nor cheating. As suggested by the study’s findings, 75% of women were responsible for both parenting and taking care of their households. Provided this, it is not hard to imagine why blame may be attributed to the husbands as opposed to kids. Wives who work outside their homes but still share the responsibilities of parenting and housekeeping were feeling more overwhelmed and reported having higher levels of stress.
It is interesting that many of the reasons given by wives explaining their stress were related to the way their husband resembled children more than adults in many regards.
Yet another reason they reported was feeling like they don’t have enough time to do everything they are supposed to do, especially since husbands do not support.
Stress can be caused by guilt as well. When the wife is responsible for the children, household, and caring for her husband, they tend to feel guilty instantly when the smallest thing goes wrong.
“I feel like I am figuring out a lot about parenting on my own without the input of my husband. This stresses me out because when something goes wrong, it is all my fault,” one responder said.
So what can be done?
The most obvious answer here is that the husband helps the wife, that the work and household responsibilities are equally shared. Any work done is valuable, irrespective of whether they generate money or not.