Some men still have the belief that house chores are a woman’s work alone. As the common English saying goes ‘charity begins at Home’. It’s better if a couple shared house chores.
I know I’m walking on a thorny path when I say even men should help out on doing chores at home because in the earlier times they were supposed to sit back while the women did everything.
Collective participation in housework is so important that couples should discuss it just like they talk about the vital issues in a relationship like money and when to have children.
It’s so much nicer when a woman is preparing dinner and the man is making the table rather than just sitting on the couch watching a repeat of a football game. Its through sharing house chores that the couple is able to talk about their day at work, thus knowing and understanding each other’s troubles and expectations.
I have talked to several men on what they think of sharing house chores with their partners and many were against it saying, culturally, a man was supposed to be the ‘bread winner’ while the woman played her role of making sure the home was neat and clean.
And when I asked them, what would happen if the woman became the ‘bread winner’ they became speechless.
In this era, both the man and woman bring something to the table. Therefore, there is no problem if they share the responsibility of making a beautiful home.
Women, you should stop asking for help from your partner to do the chores. It gives them the impression that the household chores are your responsibility.
Hey, you man who wants your partner to do all the chores at home after a long day at work, while you laze, put yourself in her shoes. What would you do if she was the one enjoying the couch while you’re struggling to make dinner and tidy the house?
With the new trend of changing roles, currently there is nothing like a man is ‘supposed to this and a woman is supposed to do that’. We all have to come together and work as sisters and brothers as well as husbands and wives to make the world a better place.