Husbands and house chores: the big debate

United States
April 30, 2008 6:04pm CST
Does your husband help around the house? I do not currently work so when my hubby comes home from work I do not ask him to do house chores. I may ask for minor things such as opening a jar or passing the remote control. I personally think work should be 50/50 so if he works outside I must do house chores, if I work outdoors too than house chores should be divided equally as well.
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
1 May 08
Yes my husband is very good in washing up the dishes after meals and hanging the laundry and folding them. He folds them super fast unlike me. I am thankful that he helps. I do the mopping and cleaning of bathrooms.
@zweeb82 (5744)
• Malaysia
1 May 08
Yeah, mopping - sometimes freakishly so many times a day, not a single strand of hait permitted to be lying around, hahaahBut tell you guys a secret, she really doesn't like to iron clothes
@WNCKen (32)
• United States
1 May 08
I'll have you know that not all men fit that stereotype. I absolutely love to cook and actually cook 99% of the meals at home. No, not hot dogs and potato chips either! Nearly every day of the week, I do at least two loads of laundry, clean the kitchen and dining room and tidy up the living room. Oh, did I mention that I have five kids? Yeah, it's a busy day from dawn to dusk! Two of the kids are mine and three are my fiance's, but they're all ours and we love 'em all. As I type this, dinner is finished, the dishes are nearly done (one soaking), the kids are sluggishly attempting to play before bedtime and I'm sitting at the kitchen bar with a cup of coffee. Life's good.
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• United States
1 May 08
You, dear man, are a rare commodity!! We ladies should all be so blessed to have a man like you:) If mine didn't work as much as he does, he would have had a similar response. He really does sttep it up from what I hear of most guys out there. But truly, there are few like you.
• United States
30 Apr 08
My man helps me out when he can tell I really need it. SOmetimes I come home from church to a tidied up house, that's always nice. I beleive the same as you. He makes the majority of the money, so I do the majority of keeping up the house. It ends up being pretty 50/50 since I do work outside the house a well, just not as much as him.
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@shymurl (2769)
• United States
1 May 08
My husband helps some. When I use to work he helped some. lol. but i'm not working now and I do just about everything. I agree with you, if I was still working than it most definately needs to be divided equally.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
1 May 08
you both should be working equally to the benefit of the relationship no one should be sitting around and doing nothing. I wonder why you ask this question becase it seems as if you already know the answer.
• United States
1 May 08
im living with my boyfriend... even if im not busy or not working during my rest days, he still do his part with the house chores. we actually divided them among ourselves because we think that house chores are tasks that both of us needs to do. even if we are busy outside of the house (work for example), thats our personal life outside. we dont consider those things actually when we talk about house chores...
@sherrir101 (3671)
• United States
1 May 08
I guess I am a lucky woman. My husband/boyfriend does all of the vacuuming and living room dusting. AND all of the outside stuff. He is really good to me. I also believe that the work should be 50/50. But I also believe that the types of jobs that they have should count towards that, also.