I was the “nanny wedge” in my employer’s marriage

by Jessie K on September 12, 2012

I just read Bari Nan Cohen’s Babble piece Buyer Beware: Having a Nanny Can Be Hazardous to Your Marriage and I could not agree with her thesis more — that outside help can drive a wedge in a marriage —  though in my case, the wedge was a bit more corrosive than disputes over the division of labor.

I was a nanny for two families over a period of five years–from my late teens to my early 20s. It was how I paid my way through college. While it was a tremendous learning experience that helped pave the way for my future career, I learned more about family dynamics and dysfunction than I cared to.

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