In 2013, men spent almost 10 hours per week on chores, while women spent 18. Although thats an improvement from the 60s when men devoted four hours to womens 30-plus, the discrepancy is still annoyingand exhausting. The best way to ensure your husband pulls his weight is to be specific about what you wantkid cleanup, dinner prep, laundry loadingand let him do it his way.
If you stand over him, telling him how to do everything, hell back off because itll seem like its easier to just let you handle it, says Charles J. Orlando, a relationship expert and author of “The Problem With Women Is Men.”
And remember, chores dont need to be divided down the middle to be equal. If he excels at dinner prep but isnt so great at getting the kids ready in the a.m., it may be easier if you take on that project solo with the understanding that hell have food on the table after work.