A study found that one in 5 moms says not having enough help from their spouse is a major source of daily stress. Wives spend more time on housework, while husbands spend more time relaxing. Women’s duties include not only cooking and cleaning, but also paying bills, going grocery shopping, and planning the budget. These activities are very important for the support structure of the family, but they can become overwhelming for just one person.
This isn’t the easiest and most pleasant work. Doing household chores brings both sexes more stress than office work because there they feel more appreciated. If a wife takes care of the household alone, her stress increases.