Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Being cooped up together during a pandemic, on the other hand, can break your marriage.
In Japan, where traditional men expect their wives to do the majority of housework, the pandemic is revealing the limitations of this dynamic, especially when the traditional man is not working or working from home.
Mr. Kataoka, a marketing web consultant, believed he was already doing his share. He gave his wife a list of tasks he regularly performs: bathing their two pre-school-age children, washing dishes, overseeing tooth brushing.
How little he knew. In a meticulous spreadsheet, Ms. Kataoka, a nursing student, enumerated her 210 tasks to his 21.
Interestingly, Japanese companies see the need for remote work as a temporary evil, unlike US companies such as Twitter who see it as a viable path forward. (H/t @JazliAziz)
So are you noticing on Facebook, or elsewhere, an increase in the number of friends or family considering a divorce? Should the risk of coronadivorce come into play when reopen decisions are made? (H/t @cvdavis)