Women, especially mothers, seem to bear the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic like no other members of society. In fact, nearly 900,00 women left the workforce in the U.S. in September.
Jill and Danielle say they know the pressure all too well. The moms say they are angry, tired and stressed due to the pandemic.

“Ever since the pandemic started, life has been absolutely crazy,” says Jill, who is married and works as an attorney while making sure her daughters – one who has autism – are being cared for and educated. “I fear that at some point, I’m just going to throw my hands in the air and say, ‘I cannot do this anymore.’”
Danielle, who lives with her partner and two sons, says her partner is an essential worker, so everything falls on her. “I stay home as a freelance writer and editor, managing my sons’ school, potty training, cooking and cleaning. I am, essentially, trapped at home,” she says. “There is not a day that has gone by since this pandemic hit where I haven’t felt jealous that my partner gets to leave the house.”
Hear more of the women’s stories in the video above.
On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear from a single mother who says moms like Jill and Danielle have no right whatsoever to complain about the pandemic because they have everything that she does not. Plus, a stepmother who claims pro-mask moms are unwittingly abusing their children and a mom of two who went viral for posting a rage-filled video about her son fainting because he had to wear a mask while playing sports weigh in on the debate. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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