Episode 4

Published on:

21st Jun 2022

Domestic Labor is Still Labor (with Laura Danger)

Have you ever had a coworker who drops the ball with work tasks? They can't be trusted to complete work to the minimum standard, and you end up picking up all the slack. It's awfully frustrating, isn't it? Now imagine that YOU LIVE WITH THAT PERSON.

So many domestic partnerships fall into these unfair, unsustainable traps. One person is the "default", and is in charge of the majority of the tasks that keep the home and family running smoothly. And the other person doesn't seem to appreciate all the labor that their partner contributes. The end product is resentment and domestic discord. It sucks.

Don't believe everything that you see with beautifully curated, Insta-filtered social media posts about relationships. This is the dirty little secret no one wants to talk about.

Laura Danger to the rescue! She's a domestic equity advocate/educator and certified Fair Play facilitator. She is here to teach Julie and Jeremy how to communicate our needs, divvy up the work, and build our relationships stronger, healthier, and happier. 

Find Laura Danger at http://www.thatdarnchat.com, as well as on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube with the handle @ThatDarnChat :)

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About the Podcast

Your Doctor Friends
The show that teaches you to sniff out the garbage and answers all the questions you wish you could call or text your doctor friend. Don't get caught in endless web search spirals and stop scouring social media for health answers. Let us be your doctor friends!

About your hosts

Jeremy Alland

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Dr. Jeremy Alland is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, consistently top-10 nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago, IL. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he serves as the head primary care team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Dogs, as well as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Fire Soccer Club. An avid athlete, Dr. Alland played collegiate baseball for DePauw University before pursuing medicine and enjoys golfing, basketball and stand-up paddleboarding. He lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife, Katie, two children, Olive and Logan, and their goldendoodle, Archie. He never thought he would have a podcast, but has found it insanely fun and is excited to bring fun and approachability to the most common questions we hear as doctors.

"Work Hard + be kind" -The Alland Kitchen Wall

Julie Bruene

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Dr. Julie (Julia if we’re being formal, Julia Rose if she’s in trouble) Bruene is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago. She serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and DePaul University. Aside from her obvious interests in sports and medicine, she is a true crime obsessive and is a total sucker for rescued cats. She lives in Chicago with her husband and partner-in-crime, Adam, and with several of the aforementioned rescued cats. We don’t need to get into specifics about the exact number here. She likes when people are kind to one another and when animals dress up like other animals. Rock over London, rock on Chicago.