50/50 Chores

I read this article today on Yahoo….

If you don’t want to read the whole article, here’s the recap….

“Housework—who does what, when, and how often—is the source of many a recurring marital complaint.  Splitting chores 50/50 often seems like the answer, but couples who do often find themselves as resentful and unhappy as couples who set up no plan for dividing the work that makes a house run.”

“Splitting the dishes, laundry, vacuuming, and other household chores may seem fair, but an unbending line right down the middle can lead to more friction, not less, because no one is good and fast at all things.”

So….in other words, you and your partner should not necessarily split the chores, but instead find one (or two) that you enjoy doing and do it, regardless of what your partner may or may not do.

I shared this idea with Paul….here is his response.

“Well, then, that’s easy.  I’m not good at anything.”

Perfect….just what I wanted to hear.

And then he proceeds to tell me.

“Honey, have I ever told you that you are good at everything?”

Perfect…just what I wanted to hear.

On that note, I’m off to clean the bathrooms….since I’m SO good at it….




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