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Having to “perform” according to traditional scripts limits expressions of individuality and behaviours – ultimately making it harder for two people to develop true intimacy.In fact, men are increasingly expressing frustration at relationships that force them to follow the male-initiator cultural script for precisely this reason.
Likewise, when fathers take paternity leave and contribute more to homecare, it results in greater marital stability.
One study found that women who associate their romantic partners with chivalry and being a “protector” – as in the ideal of a Prince Charming – were less interested in pursuing higher education and higher-status occupations. Many men seem to believe that gender equality will cause relationship problems. One way of approaching this issue is to look at what happens when couples shift away from traditional family roles, with men taking on more responsibility in the home.
Studies of couples who live together suggest that greater equality in earning income and sharing of household chores is associated with greater relationship stability and having sex more often.
Another reason why greater gender equality may lead to more stable relationships is because it promotes more positive communication patterns.
Gender equality facilitates a sharing of responsibility to resolve conflicts (as opposed to placing that burden primarily on women) and may lead to more expressive communication styles which benefit the relationship.