How Happy Couples Share Household Chores

February 13, 2018  |  
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When you live with your partner, you suddenly have to have a whole series of conversations you never had to have before you lived together. When you had separate homes, you had the luxury of having mostly fun, light, playful, humorous, and sexy conversations. Those are the best kinds, right? Well, when you move in together, you are forced to have practical, mind-numbing, tedious, and downright boring conversations—conversations about things like which toilet paper brand has a better sheet-per-roll price, how many inches from the curb you should place the recycling bin, and whether you’re going to compost or just throw out produce rinds. And in order to be a happy couple, you have to find a way to have those conversations and still have the fun, playful, flirty, funny ones. The balancing act tears some couples apart. Here is how happy couples share household chores.

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Deadlines are loose but understood

Happy couples don’t necessarily have hard and fast rules about dates and times chores have to happen. They have more loose rules like, “We should clean the floors about twice a month.” They both respect those guidelines, so very specific deadlines aren’t necessary.

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