It is habitual for me to foresee needs in my home and plan ahead to smooth out the necessities before approaching my personal or professional goals. This habit is something that was raised into me and became a given. For my husband, this was not co…
The Anonymous Authoress
It is very common for women to take on more of the emotional and physical load of the “household needs.” Statistically, relationships have a longer lifespan when both parties participate in household stuff and errands — regardless of traditional gender roles.
I agree with the “help me” statement. Instead, my partner will say, “what can I do” when I am in the midst of 5 tasks at the same time. I think “what can I do” is a much better response than “how can I help you.” How can I help you seems to imply these tasks are your burden and he’s just being a nice guy offering to pitch in.