How to Get Your Partner to Help out Around the House

Determine what needs to be done. Make a list of all the weekly chores and who currently completes the task.

Make a date with your husband to discuss the chores. Schedule your date after a fun day or at the end of the work week––just avoid booking time immediately following an argument or when something else has your husband's attention.

Recognize and encourage your husband's efforts. Trust that your husband is doing the chores the best way he knows how. Be open to the fact that even though he may have a different way of doing them he can still be effective.

Make a rewards system. This should go both ways. Try alternating tasks and rewards. Whoever cleans the bathroom this week gets to pick what movie you watch on movie night.


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