Do you think men should help in the kitchen or even around the house chores?

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India
January 31, 2007 7:40am CST
According to me its yeah ofcourse.. Men should help in the kitchen.. Women cant do the whole career and family balancing thing without her man's help.. Men should support her and keep backing her up.. Then only everything in the family can go smooth and peaceful..
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I agree too, I even make my daughter do things in the house such as vaccum her room and other chores fit for a 9 almost 10 year old. I am always on hubby to clean up his own stuff. He seems to go through stages of being really helpful for a few months and than doing nothing for a few months. He was in his doing nothing around the house stage recently and I was shocked when he picked up the vaccum and did the entire house, plus made dinner and washed the dishes :) He is back to cleaning up a good portion of his messes. I hope this lasts for awhile. haha! I guess I could always stand behind him with my whip as he cleans... hahaha
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@shalwani (760)
• Pakistan
31 Jan 07
Men and women are to be treated equally in todays world. It is ok if men help out women in the household chores. If they divide the work then it will be easier for both. Sharing work will also increase the level of trust in both of them. Inturn this will also raise the Level of love between the two.
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@panther2v (132)
• Egypt
3 Mar 07
sure u r right spcially cos when the man return back & live alone at least he can handle with the kitchen :))
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
3 Mar 07
Dear kfg20012003, I agree with you, you are really right. Once men went to work and took money and women worked at home as housewives, but time passed and things changed. Now women and men go to work, but women are still forced to work as housewives, this demonstrates that women are really strong, because they have to stand a very hard life. Men have to help their women, because the family has changed nowadays and a man who helps his woman is a real man.
@Sicantik (706)
3 Mar 07
Yes deninately... I don't think I can cope with the househod works if my husband never contribute every now and again... We have an agreement he helps to clear the table every day after dinner and put our two year old to bed every night... It's not a lot but it realy help me every day... And I am so proud of him for doing that for me..xx
• United States
1 Mar 07
My husband and I share the housekeeping chores. He helps me by doing dishes after I cook, he doesn't cook much and I wish he would but,there isn't any thing else he won't do.
@anup12 (4180)
• India
28 Feb 07
I think most men do that.I think only a few are there who do not do that.That's fine there the woman has to take a little more responsibilty that's it.
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I do agree that men should help out in the kitchen; a lot of them actually do, some more so that the ladies. My husband is a good cook and I love what he makes but he should try a little to clean as he goes; I do that. And after I have kitchen all cleaned and looking good, he has the habit of throwing things on counter; like his work hat or other things and expects me to put it away...lol Just a little effort would be much appreciated.
@babyhar (1335)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I personally believe that a man should definitely help out around the house. I think it is wrong and very disrespectful for a man to expect that a woman do all the housework every day. I think it is truly awesome when a man can help out and pull his weight around the house. I think that housework is just as much work as a job and any man who thinks that it isn't has rocks in his head. I think it is only fair and in the end it is very important to be there to help and support your partner. If you aren't willing to help out I think it is showing your partner you don't really want to pull your weight in the relationship. It's only a matter of time then until things could possibly end because of that. I'm not saying do everything for her, but at least do your part to keep the work 50/50 in the relationship. I know personally I would not be able to handle a relationship with a partner who just went to work and came home and spend the rest of the time being lazy and doing nothing. I really think that when a man comes home from work, his work does not end when he comes through the door. I have seen this type of behavior in past partners of mine and even in some of my own family members. I think it's disgusting to put up with that type of behavior as well. My other half has no problem helping out around the house and it makes my life easier to know that he's not just piling all the work on me. He shovels the walks when it snows, washes dishes, does the laundry and takes out the garbage just to name a few of the chores he does. I really appreciate what he does and I feel good that I have a partner in life who wants to work with me instead of against me. I don't think it's too much to ask for a man to help out. It's not the worst thing in the world and any man who complains too much about doing his part isn't worth being with at all. I actually love it when a man does something that I was going to ask him to do before I even get the chance to. It surprises the heck out of me and shows me he does care about working with me. There's been times where I never thought there would be a man in my life I could count on to help me out around the house. Even when I was in past relationships I would look at them and wonder if they would be the type to brush me off when it came to doing housework. Most of the time I'd think they wouldn't be able to handle it at all. A good man would be willing to do anything around the house to help out his partner and not leave everything to her. If he loves her truly that should be enough to drive him to work with his partner to keep the house in good condition. I could not see myself with someone who feels that housework is a woman's job. That sort of mindset would just infuriate me and turn me off from wanting to be with the person in the first place. In conclusion, I believe it is very important to a relationship that the man pulls his weight around the house and does his part. I think it is truly disrespectful of a man to go ahead and not do anything to help out around the house. To me it shows his lack of interest in the relationship in the first place if he can't even push a broom around the kitchen or take out the trash. Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
4 Feb 07
My boyfriend/husband helps me in the house, all of the time. If I need something special all I have to do is ask. He is a great cook. He can clean the bathtub better, than I can, too!
• United States
4 Feb 07
If they intend to eat, then yes they should help! We girls have let the men in our lives off entirely too easy. I for one, will never let a man get away with mooching off me. Although, I still will want him to kill the bugs!! :-)
@jencat70 (82)
• United States
4 Feb 07
the thought of my boyfriend cooking is rather frightening as he brags that before we met he would open 4 cans of vegetables, sit each one on a burner to heat them and eat the contents directly from the can!! gourmet cooking at it's best, eh? the kitchen is definitely my domain, but it would be nice if he would do the dishes once in a while!!
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
4 Feb 07
My Husband is so lazy he won't do anything unless I get on him. he thinks I am his maid. I casn't get him to do nothing. he think thatm just because he pays his bills he doen't have to do anything.
• India
2 Feb 07
all the member of the hosue should help in the kitchen my hubby is very helping and cuts vegetables,prepars tea and even helps cleaning the table.i wish all the husbands do that!!
• Australia
2 Feb 07
If both husband & wife are working full hours, both should help around the house. If you wish to be part of the household you should contribute to it.
@trancer (243)
• Romania
2 Feb 07
I don`t want to do that, i opose this thing! Those things are for women, the man is going to his job, and bringing the money home! That is how it workes, but if the wife is sick, the man shoud do that for himself, or higher somebody else to do it, if he is oversolicitated at his job! Good Lukc!
@jasper17 (66)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Chores and kitchen work should be equal.
• Dallas, Texas
2 Feb 07
I can feel that! I help my woman - I have to make sure she has energy when we go to sleep!!!!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Feb 07
My husband use to help me in the kitchen but not any more. Do you think its something I said?
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I agree my man is spoiled I do everything for him now I am sick so I need his help with certain things like the laundry, but he works all day so I try to do it myself, but I can`t carry it up the and down the stairs. He will help but it takes 4-5 days before I see the clothes again and by that time another load has to be done. I can only carry a small load at a time so if I need to carry it myself I have to go up and down the stairs about 3 time before I have a full load my legs can`t take it so I just don`t do it unless it has to be done