Unfortunately, many women feel like they are a parent to their partners as well, and lack their support. This drains their energy and causes stress on a daily basis.
Marriage is as demanding as motherhood for many women, and researchers have found that an average mom rates her stress levels an 8.5 out of 10, and even 46% of the women involved in the study reported that their husbands are causing more stress than their children! Here is a summary of the findings:
3 in every 4 mothers with partners claim that do most of the parenting and household duties
1 in every 5 mothers claims that the main cause of stress is the lack of help from her husband
Mothers claim that most stress is a result of the lack of time to do everything that needs to be done at home
Furthermore, researchers from the University of Padova found that after the death of their wives, the health of husbands deteriorates, while in the opposite case, when women lose their husbands, they actually become healthier and cope with depression and stress easier.
This means that men relied more heavily on their wives.