Monday, September 9, 2013

Who Does What Once You're Married

Have you and your groom decided who will take on what responsibilities in the home once you are married? You work. Your fiance works. You both have commitments to various social and recreational activities. So who's doing the laundry? Okay, it may sound tedious, but it's a good idea to have a conversation about household duties ahead of time so both of you know what to expect. Is your fiance happy to pitch in and help with the cleaning, does he expect you to take care of that, or do you plan on hiring someone to clean for you? Your workday is busy and it doesn't end with the 5 o'clock whistle. Having a routine in place as to which one of you will do what around the house will give you a healthier work-life balance. Take into consideration grocery shopping, cooking, housecleaning, laundry, dish-washing, yard-work, bill paying, automotive care, etc. Narrowing these and others into smaller tasks and choosing those you enjoy or prefer will make things easier. Also do some work together. Sharing the load will add to your appreciation of each other.

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