Whether you're the emotional laboring spouse or the slacker, marriage therapists have some tips for you.
I find it insulting when men who’ve put zero effort into learning about women’s rights ask me to use my time and energy to explain to them.
A person doesn't have to be hateful in order to be racist.
I never questioned why I was giving more than I was receiving. It never occurred to me to ask. It never occurred to me to consider the possibility that something was off, here. That there were profound imbalances that begged, that demanded a restructuring of emotional and physical capital.
White people, we can do better. We can sit with our friends of color and feel our emotions without coopting their grief. We can do our own labor to educate ourselves, and find new sources of information to take the burden of our own ignorance off the people we have oppressed for centuries.
Taking the time to practice mindfulness is an excellent opportunity for teachers to stop, sit quietly, and bring awareness to their emotions and how those emotions may be affecting them physiologically.
Once employers acknowledge the toll of emotional work, they can help their employees cope with simple changes like providing
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The toll taken by emotional labor often results in depression, anxiety, and psychosomatic problems. I've heard flight attendants refer to Prozac as "Vitamin P."