I just had my son, graduated college, and moved across the state two weeks ago (literally all happened within 3 days). The to do list has become very overwhelming now and I feel like I'm doing everything. My boyfriend and I live together and he just got a job 4 days ago which I'm very excited about, but now he's doing very little at home. He wakes up and takes the only car to work, I never know when he'll be home until he walks in the door and he can't text or call all day. He gets home between 3 and 6. I'm happy he's working, but that leaves me doing the cooking, laundry, cleaning, child caring, unpacking, etc. Once he's home he'll hold our son for a bit and sit on the couch until bed, usually he will feed a bottle and change a diaper. When he's tired he just goes to bed, no help, nothing. Meanwhile I'm up till midnight and then up all night with the baby. His thought is I should do all that because I get to stay home all day while he works. I know I am home more, but I still feel he should help. Anyone have advice? Should I be responsible for all household chores? If not, ideas on how to divide the work? Also I will be starting work in a month and he will be leaving for a 6 month period in 3 months.
on May. 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM