Does your significant other help with the house work?

@Lexus656 (672)
United States
October 10, 2008 2:02pm CST
I;m about to move in with my boyfriend in about 3 months. we probably wont divide house work since he will be working outside of the home and I will be working half days at home and taking care of my son. I was just wondering how you guys worked out the housework and making sure neither one feels like they are doing everything.
3 responses
• United States
10 Oct 08
I have been married for almost 5 years and it is still hard to get my husband to put his dirty clothes in the laundry basket, let alone help clean the house. Every once in a while he helps but, like i said it once in a blue moon that he does. He works 2 jobs, but I have a job and take care of our children, so you can see the work is not shared at all. But I have come to live with it, so I don't really mind it so much, because I put my own twist to it....think of it this way without you his world would fall apart. You are the glue of his life, you put the puzzle together!!
@Lexus656 (672)
• United States
10 Oct 08
See I am the same way I don't mind doing the house work if I am going to be at home. I just hope he can ring the dirty clothes hamper I can't stand dirty clothes being left on the floor its my BIGGEST pet peeve of them all. He currently lives with his sister who is fanatic about her house so I don't think its going to be too bad. Well atleast I hope not. But in the end I don't mind doing the house stuff I couldn't sit around in a dirty house all day waiting on him to get it done lol plus I think it takes some men so much time to do things that I could have it done way faster and it'd already be out of the way!
• United States
10 Oct 08
I would leave my house dirty for my husband to clean, but it would stay dirty until Jesus came back. LoL!! I am serious he would sit in his nasty underwear for days before realizing they are dirty. He would "kill" me if he knew I was telling people this. Oh well! Lol!! I love him to pieces but I just don't understand his momma didn't raise him to be a nasty man. But I guess he got use to me doing the work and I just got use to being needed.
@Lexus656 (672)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I hear that my ex fiance was that way. I mean he acted like he couldn't do anything around the house to help out. I eventually got tired of being needed but unappreciated. So atleast your hunsband appreciates what you do for him!
@psspurgeon1 (1110)
• United States
10 Oct 08
My husband used to be really good about helping,not so much anymore. As of right now he: picks up and vaccuums the living room, sweeps kitchen, and puts away the clean dishes. He does the outside work as well. I take care of the laundry, do the dishes, cook, and take care of our kids' rooms. It has worked well for us for 8 years and while he did do more and more willingly the first few years, he still is quite helpful considering he works full time.
@Lexus656 (672)
• United States
10 Oct 08
See I had back surgery when I was 16 I am 22 now and I can't do the little things like sweep or vaccum so I am totally depending on him to get those things done. I also can't lift alot of weight but everything is okay I dont mind doing the housework as long as he helps me with the yard and spends time with the kids. We only have one right now and Chad isn't the father of Gradyn but he acts like it and I love him more and more for that everyday. Gradyn won't get to know his father since he has turned out to be a real pain in the butt after being engaged to him 4yrs. But he loves him and as long as he helps out when he can or when i need him to then I think we will get along great. thanks for responding
@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Yes we do. During weekdays I am the one cleaning the house. Usually I do most of the work because I understand how exhausted my husband could be when comes home. All I want him to do is to have his dinner and watch tv. During weekends, if he feels like cleaning, I let him clean. We never forced each other to do some work at home. Whenever we are in the mood to clean and fix things, we do it.