Whether you loathe or enjoy household tasks, they need to be completed. The distribution of who does what can have a significant impact on your relationship. The responsibility of household tasks falls on both partners, even though one partner might accomplish “more.” As individuals we often take on certain household tasks based on interest, ability or obligation.
Consider these questions with your partner:
- Are roles divided based on interest and ability or obligation per traditional gender roles?
- How did you and your partner originally divide the roles?
- Was it an explicit conversation about role distribution, an unspoken agreement, or a combination of both?
It’s normal to evaluate the fit of those roles periodically. By reevaluating, you may find that you both enjoy the status quo, or you might uncover some previously unknown resentment.
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples… that’s a great place start! Tune in for more tips next week.
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