More Chores Your Husband Does, More Likely Your Marriage Will End in Divorce
Ladies, are you sick and tired of doing all the laundry, dishes and housecleaning? Before you split those duties with your hubby, you better read this.
I recently ran across this article that said the divorce rate among couples who shared household duties equally, was around 50 percent higher than those where the woman did most of the chores.
I'm not married, but if my husband wasn't sharing any of the duties, it wouldn't make me happy. I think anyone who lives under your roof should share in household chores and that includes your hubby and kids. Pets, not so much. The other day, I told Miss Kitty to vacuum her hair off the floor and fold the clothes in the laundry basket and she didn't. She's such a diva.
Norwegian researchers found that the more a man does in the home, the higher the divorce rate. They believe it's due to "modern" attitudes.
Modern couples are just that, both in the way they divide up the chores and in their perception of marriage, as being less sacred. In these modern couples, women also have a high level of education and a well-paid job, which makes them less dependent on their spouse financially. They can manage much easier if they divorce.
According to the study, couples are happier when they have clearly-defined roles in the relationship.
There could be less quarrels, since you can easily get into squabbles if both have the same roles and one has the feeling that the other is not pulling his or her own weight.
Guys, this is either an excuse to put your feet up and have another beer, or time to define your role to save your marriage.