This chapter explores men's work–family dilemmas and feelings of stress in trying to balance work and family. It presents the struggles that men face in combining their roles as father and worker. Fathers end up taking on multiple roles and role strain, feelings of imbalance, conflict due to work, and conflict due to family. Since fathering has become a more involved role, several fathers examined here consider themselves as having two full-time jobs, one as worker and one as father. Other fathers add the role of husband, which often takes a backseat. The attempt to take on these roles fully and the reality of working full-time often lead to feelings of imbalance. While it can be difficult to disentangle a single cause of stress, fathers often point the finger at work requirements and less often turn the blame on family.
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