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Helping Around the House

Helping Around the House



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Research shows that married men spend about nine hours a week on household chores as opposed to married women who spend 20 hours a week doing housework. This disproportion can cause friction in a marriage relationship if the wife begins to feel angry, frustrated, or resentful. Even more of a concern is that resentment can build until she feels resentful of her role as a wife. Matt discusses this topic and suggests that part of this disparity may come from culture and upbringing. Conflict about how the household chores are divided also has a lot to do with expectations. Learning to manage expectations as well as communicating about what needs to be done in the house can decrease conflict and resentment. CLICK HERE to hear Matt's thoughts about helping around the house. (Depending on the speed of your internet connection, this could take a few minutes to download the audio.)

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