The current, commonly agreed, “politically correct” plan for marriage is an equal sharing of chores and other duties; but this plan is not followed now any more than it has been throughout history.In fact, in much of the animal kingdom there is a division of labor which grows inescapably out of different biological imperatives—although here and there in the animal kingdom there are surprising instances of role reversal.
That span of average lifetime years had only progressed to fifty years at the beginning of the 20th century.
"Hunters" and "gatherers" made for a very clear establishment of separate roles for men and women, with few of any other options available.
Of course cisgender folks can think critically about gender , and many do.
But having a trans partner may mean they wind up thinking about it more, differently, or more personally than they did before.
And if and when someone begins exploring their gender or the process of medical or social transition in an existing relationship, part of that process might involve changing gendered roles, behaviors and expectations to fit their understanding of their own gender better.
This can cause confusion or conflict if the cis partner isn't expecting it, doesn't understand how important that shift is, or isn't as happy with the new dynamic.These writers generally conclude that women are more open to challenging the traditional divisions of labor than men are, and women are more opt to want an equal distribution of roles within a relationship., 643).Many women are now seeking careers outside the home as a result of the womens movement, massive economic changes, and the sexual revolution (Copper et al.And why would there be any need to change those roles?Haven't they created the most successful relationships in the past? But, when long-term relationship commitment was established far back in history, people had an average life-span of thirty-five years.This can be a great opportunity for partners to all dedicate some quality time to really thinking about what sort of dynamics or roles they prefer in a relationship, and why, and figuring out how to make those preferences work for everyone.