What did your spouse do for you this Mother’s Day?

This is awful advice. If she is feeling underappreciated, they should have an adult discussion about it. Then it's up to him to step up. If he does do better next year, then great!! If he doesn't, she should think of she wants to continue feeling undervalued. Don't passively aggressively hope your partner will see the signs. It's better to talk it out.

And I think reciprocity is important. If he doesn't do anything for Mother's Day, it's okay to say, I'm not going to make an over the top effort this year, but maybe next year we can both do better.

Too many women do all the emotional labor, put in all the effort for nothing in return. Treating a person with the same love and respect they show you goes both ways.

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