that will likely have you sitting in divorce court….

Seriously, the success of one partner is made easier by the one at home doing the heavy lifting (the emotional labor of planning and scheduling, taking care of the kids, the meals, the bill-paying, the shopping, the dishes, laundry, general cleaning, etc). Hell, I would be super successful too if I had someone at home dealing with the day to day stuff that has to be done.

We often take for granted the tasks the at-home partner is tending to, mostly because, for women, it is often expected (traditionally assigned gender roles), or because there isn’t any money to be made doing it.

So, instead of acting like a petulant jerk every time she asks you to do something, have a little insight and don’t treat your wife/girlfriend like she is a nag. No one is a nag for expecting you to do your share. Calling her a nag is your way of discrediting the importance of what she is asking of you.

If you make a mess, clean it up. Don’t leave it for someone else to do. That’s something a kid would do. Don’t be an inconsiderate, insensitive jerk by calling your partner names. Just do the errand or chore without complaint. It will be appreciated, believe me.

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