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How Do You Divide The Housework Fairly When Both Husbands and Wives Have Jobs?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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One of the biggest conflicts in a marriage is the division of labor, particularly when both parties work outside the home. We still haven't figured out a practical system to make sure that the wife, who has become breadwinner alongside her husband, isn't stuck with all the cleaning, cooking and child supervision after work, while the husband enjoys relaxation at home after his hard days work. This is the common recipe for divorce, but if couples can agree on a fair division of labor at the beginning of the marriage, they can probably stay happier longer. Do you have a two income marriage? Do you also have children? How have you and your spouse worked it out, so that neither feels overwhelmed and angry? Or are you still struggling with each party doing their fair share of the household work after work? Longtime married couples give their input, and our relationship experts help a few other couples with their conflict over who should be the homemaker when both parties work outside the home.