Lack of Division of Labor Leads to Divorce

“It isn’t the money that predicts the risk of divorce – the cash stuff doesn’t matter,” said the author, Alexandra Killewald, a professor of sociology at Harvard University.

A breadwinner must be a male.

A homemaker must be a female.

These are many stereotypes that are deeply ingrained in our society today. Women are considered to be a housewife, although men are considered to be the wage earner.

The breadwinner is the one who earns money and supports the family, while homemaker is the one who manages the home.

Naturally, when we hear the term breadwinner, we consider of men, and while hearing about homemaker, we consider of women.

The division of housework is immensely important to every individual and family, and it is the main obstacle that might lead to divorce in a family. According to Live-Science, the divorce between spouses does not cause by money issue. Rather, it occurs because of the behaviors of both wife and husband. However, “Women are more likely to initiate divorce,” stated McKinley IRVIN. The key reason is that women are getting really exhausted from doing the domestic responsibilities.

“Traditionally, in a family, the wife would assume most of the household and childcare responsibilities, while the husband would have taken the responsibility of providing income.” Currently, there are more women starting to work outside of their home, and they also need to manage time between their job as well as doing housework; this is called the second shift of work. According to the Copyright-Land,  more women have gone out to work, and more have divorced. This is because when some women work outside the home, they often feel more independent, think more highly of themselves, and as soon as they start working, they want a new man.

Domestic responsibilities are the weapons of many marriages. Marriage usually begins with a willingness of both spouses to share them. Newlyweds, commonly doing most of the housework together such as cooking, washing, cleaning, and more. The weapons are starting to waylay the relationship when children arrive, and the domestic responsibilities starting to change. Children could create an immense need for the family, “both a greater need for income and greater domestic responsibilities.” Both spouses should be considered on their individual responsibility, men are more likely becoming the breadwinner while women are having no choices rather than doing housework. In most contemporary marriages, both spouses work outside the home for income, “ leaving the domestic responsibilities to whoever will volunteer.” Currently, there is a multitude of working women, because they end up doing most of the household work and take care of their children. Therefore, women would have a feeling that their husbands showing a lack of support.

A quote stated, “Don’t shower me with love and kisses -just whisper softly, I’ll do the dishes. This is where REAL LIFE happens in a marriage. When couples accomplish the tasks in life TOGETHER, they free up time to pursue other interests, enriching their relationship.” Both spouses need to be organized about the division of the responsibilities, and you just need to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. There will be many obstacles that could affect the relationship, yet the word “I’ll do it” will ways help to find the solution and able to generate true love.


My poem is talking about a kid who born in the family that has the lovely parents but without money (poor). He remembered his past, and he wants to be rich with his new life, but he was unsuccessful with his wish. Because his family was poor that his parents need to leave to find jobs and earn the profit. When he was in grade 4 a school came, from Phnom Penh, and tried to find intelligence kids to join their school. He passed the test and he was one of the kids. His life started to change….

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