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Dr. Elana interviews Eve Rodsky, author of the popular book Fair Play: A game-changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live).  Eve teaches us about the game she created to help couples be more efficient with getting the long list of to-dos done. This system ultimately prioritizes collaboration among parents by clarifying roles, responsibilities and expectations. It leads to increased efficiency and harmony in the home. Who doesn’t want that? If you are interested in rebalancing the domestic workload, listen to this episode and find out why you should pick up a copy of Fair Play!

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Topics Discussed:

  • The “she-fault” phenomenon 
  • Identifying all the “invisible” to-dos that a woman takes on and the impact to our health
  • Ways to systemize household tasks to optimize efficiency and “fair play” between partners 
  • How to communicate with your partner to dial down the crazy and create more balance 
  • Shifts to start valuing both partners’ time as equal
  • How a card game can change the way you run your household and create more time for what you love

This episode's guest

Eve Rodsky is working to change society one marriage at a time with a new 21st century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of childrearing and domestic life responsibilities regardless of whether they work outside the home.

In her New York Times bestselling book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), she uses her Harvard Law School training and years of organizational management experience to create a gamified life-management system to help couples rebalance all of the work it takes to run a home and allow them to reimagine their relationship, time and purpose.

Eve Rodsky received her B.A. in economics and anthropology from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. After working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise high-net worth families and charitable foundations on best practices for harmonious operations, governance and disposition of funds. In her work with hundreds of families over a decade, she realized that her expertise in family mediation, strategy, and organizational management could be applied to a problem closer to home – a system for couples seeking balance, efficiency, and peace in their home. Rodsky was born and raised by a single mom in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Seth and their three children.