A marriage therapist shared the number one complaint she hears from women about their husbands when it comes to household chores and childcare
- There is a difference between active and passive responsibility when it comes to
- It's a common source of complaint from women,
marriagetherapist Corrin Voeller said in a TikTok.
"Are you taking passive responsibility or active responsibility for the things that need to get done?"
In the video, she noted that one of the top complaints she hears from women is that their husbands are always waiting to be told what needs to be done at home.
@corrinthecounselor Passive Responsibility vs Active Responsibility #relationships #therapy #ThatCloseMessenger #marriage #IDeserveTuitionContest ♬ original sound - Corrin Voeller
"And they're really looking for a partner in life who is actively responsible for the house and for the children — and not waiting for their wife to tell them what to do," she continued.
She said there's a difference between active and passive responsibility when it comes to taking on household and
"Active responsibility would be you looking around the house for things you could do and taking responsibility for the things that need to happen within the house," she explained.
"Passive responsibility would be being available to help — but waiting for somebody to tell you what needs to be done."
"Yes!!! Perfect way to explain this. It's extremely frustrating. I already have five kids. I don't need a 6th. I need a partner," one person commented.
"Even when I tell him what needs done or ask him to do something it never happens. I've 100% not cleaned and he just lets it build up," another user shared.
For some, it was a wake-up call.
"Wow! I guess I'm passive and my husband is active. I feel bad but I am changing that about myself ❤️" wrote one commenter.
Insider has reached out to Voeller for comment.
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