Skip to comments.Couples who share the housework are more likely to divorce, study finds
Posted on 09/28/2012 8:13:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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Last weekend my son had a friend stay over. That kid has everything done for him. My son, on the other hand, knows how to clean, do laundry, mow the lawn, cook, etc. As a matter of fact, his chickens tenders are better than mine!
The boys decided to make some cookies. That kid was lost in the kitchen . . . couldn't tell the difference between the sugar and the flour. It was pitiful watching him.
But I would like to know why men can't seem to remember where stuff goes. If a cupboard is filled with all Tupperware, why would you think that a Corningware dish goes in there?
They do it intentionally so the wife tell him to not ever touch those again.
When I devote my “free” time to my career, the yard, or repairs - she complains about the house, or $#it just piles up. When I help around the house she complains about money, the yard or what’s broken - but only when there is an audience of friends or family.
Maybe, just maybe housework isn’t the underlying causal factor.
My dh is retired, he’s in the kitchen ALL THE TIME. He decided we’d buy and cook our own foods. I hate it. I always considered the house to be my domain-I decided where things went, what we ate, did the laundry (I don’t fold them fast enough), you know, homemaker stuff. He leaves the drawers and cupboards open and he washes only HIS dishes, which fills up the drainer which I have to empty prior to doing MY dishes. I bet most of the divorces originate in the kitchen, not the bedroom. LOL
IMO people still want life to be gender divided.
Wonder how that works for gay people...
FWIW, I can cook, clean and take care of myself in the absence of a wife and have done so on numerous occasions when my wife has been out of town for extended times to care for an elderly relative or a daughter who just gave birth.
I love my wife dearly, but sometimes I actually look forward to these absences because I can cook what I want, when I want it, open the sardines and get the deer sausage out of the freezer to fry up without anybody complaining. I can also turn down the heat to 55 degrees or so where I am most comfortable and leave the toilet seat up.
I suspect there are a lot of menfolk in exactly the same situation.
Well, I’m sure I’m the exception, but I’ve never been with a woman who could cook worth a hoot... I’m no French chef, but you can only stand sharing so many meals of bad food, before you just step in and take over, regardless.
Right now I’m thinking about one girl in particular, she said she wanted our first meal together to be special, so she was going to fix spaghetti the way her mom use to make it...well, I pity that whole family. Two pounds of spaghetti boiled in a pot, only half drained, and then about four ounces of cooked hamburger, and I swear to goodness, she emptied an institutional size can of tomato juice, *Juice* mind you, over the whole thing, and salt...nothing else...and then put that watery soup on to a plate, and waited for my compliments.
I told her that her hair looked really nice... ;^)
The woman lived on fast food and microwave popcorn... had a freezer full of TV dinners for the kids, and steaks in the refrigerator for the weekend, when she liked to grill. The cupboard full of popcorn, and one solitary sauce pan and that was it. Apparently, she made a special trip to get a box of spaghetti and a can of juice for me...LOL
My sister is worse... on Christmas, my mom makes the turkey and all the family members arrive with a covered dish. Every year, my sister comes with hotdogs microwaved in barbeque sauce with toothpicks in them. She used to live off fast food at home...when her daughter, my niece, took over the cooking, she was just a little girl, she asked her mom how to turn on the oven, and my sister didn’t know. Elementary school, and a little girl is cooking and cleaning for her mom, because she knows otherwise it won’t get done. Now my niece is in her twenties and my sister has a mental conniption anytime it looks like her daughter’s ready to move out of the house...she’s losing her cook and her maid.
It’s probably just as well... If I ever met a woman who could really cook, I wouldn’t know how to handle it, I’d probably be 400 pounds. I’d rather stay single...anyway, running the monastery gives me a tax break :^(
“I hate to say you are on to something, but it does seem every time I do one of these chores instead of quiet appreciation I generally get a stern lecture about how I effed it all up.”
BINGO! Some of the worst fights I’ve ever had with my wife is over how I clean the house. Finally, I said screw it and hired some cleaning help. My wife has been relatively pleased with the help but I’m still responsible for the end result.
I dated a girl about twenty years ago who wanted to fix me a meal.
It was FRIED catfish, FRIED hush puppies, and FRIED okra.
I dont remember how it tasted, but I remember thinking this girl would have me die of a heart attack before I made it to 40. Of course, I kept her around until I upgraded.
“but it does seem every time I do one of these chores instead of quiet appreciation I generally get a stern lecture about how I effed it all up.”
Me too. Once.
“If a cupboard is filled with all Tupperware, why would you think that a Corningware dish goes in there?”
‘cuz ya put stuff in each of them.
That, as well as whipped males are just not attractive to females, no matter how much females say they want one.
Oh, no, now that I understand, except that it's my Teutonic bride that likes it cold. My ancestors lived in much warmer climates. I'm positive that's the explanation.