That’s me, Judith Kolberg, book coach to Regina Lark with our book Emotional Labor: Why a Woman’s Work is Never Done and What To Do About It. It’s available now at Charis Books & More, 184 S. Candler Street, Decatur, GA 30030 and at Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033.
The new book by Regina Lark and Judith KolbergEmotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What To Do About It, brings into bold relief a concept that may come as a surprise to many. Although it is 2021, there is a deeply held practice and belief by women that despite advances in “sharing the household tasks” with partners, they still carry the largest share of what the authors call the emotional labor for the family. Even while men increasingly share, help, or take on many of the tasks of childcare, home care, laundry and cooking, women of all ages very often continue to carry the mental and emotional work load and feelings of responsibility for the smooth operation of the household and the well-being of its members.