Sharing responsibilities and doing your fair share of the work sounds like a good way to deal with any unexpected problems. Everything appears to be as simple as pie: you do half today and your partner does the rest tomorrow. However, not everything is as straightforward as it appears. When you try it, you’ll discover a slew of unpleasant pitfalls.
1. Arguments and quarrels happen more often.
The amount of work that both parents must do puts strain on any relationship. No matter how excited you were about having a baby, having disagreements is an unavoidable part of the process. Moms and dads become irritable when they are exhausted, and constant control over an equal share of responsibilities aggravates the situation. Being flexible is important, but it’s not always possible, especially when you have a baby in the house.