i recently started back to work after my maternity leave. i have been working average of 25-30 hours a week. my dh (love him to death) is on his off season at work and is staying home with our 2 kids. i clean the house on my days off, but while i'm working, i am so tired when i get home that it is hard for me to take care of the kids and clean and make dinner, well you get the point. but when i come home the house is a mess, there are dirty dishes in the sink, clean clothes on our bed instead of put away. then when i do clean dh says, hey the bathroom is really bad too. and he is doing what? playing video games or is tired. advice on how to approach the situation without sounding like a bitch?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:25 AM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Relationships
Try having an honest conversation with him. I hate to generalize, but men are dense and need things spelled out for them. Does he need a list of "chores"? Does he even truly realized the roles have shifted and he is now Mr.Mom? Just ask him what he thinks is fair and go from there. He might surprise you and pick up the slack. :) If all else fails use a sticker chart and reserve nookie for good behavior!! LOL (I am truly kidding!!)
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