When I first saw the article I did a search and strangely enough got results of two of the exact same articles dated 9/30/12 and 9/28/12 by the author Henry Samuel.
I decided to post the article anyway as it was five months since it last appeared here at Free Republic. I found it strange that the Telegraph would print the exact same story, by the same author, with an uncanny resemblance to Tom Cruse twice within 2 days and then once again five months later, February 2, 2013 this time the author was attributed to Henry Samuels, Paris.
I've never an article published this way, three times within a five month period. Quite weird as far as I'm concerned.
Written by a man with a double “male name”...Henry Samuel.
I am waiting for the rebuttal by Lucy Susie.
When I was battling a chronic illness, he carried the weight of the entire house. Every once in a while, he does the dishes or laundry (when I've had a really busy, long week) to help me keep up. Conversely, I'll pull the weeds, mow the lawn, and fix the roof (he hates heights) when he's busy to help him keep up.
Couples run into trouble when there is no clear division of duties, or one is carrying all the weight in the house.
Men are very easy creatures to please, in all honesty. Cook for them, make love to them, give them a little time everyday to relax and unwind, and they are happy to do whatever you ask. Not complicated.
Maybe this is the reason why.
And while the west churns out these outlandish social theories in the furtherance of liberal behavior modification and “challenging social norms”, China and India are cranking out mathematicians, physicists, doctors, chemists, and engineers like they’re going out of style.
Repair union - moi.
Laundry union - her.
Garbage union - moi.
Shopping union - her.
Mowing union - moi.
and so on... seems balanced to me, and past the 25 year mark
Study reeks to high hell..Commenting as a stay home dad raising two kids.
Total BS in my home. I love helping around the house. Been married 28 1/2 years. We started dating 36 years ago.
But when she gets a little too pressing, I remind her of the yard work, keeping the car running, the finances and all of the other household chores for which I shoulder well over 50% of the responsibility. I then ask her if she'd like to help with my share of the work. She looks at me and says "It is more efficient to do what each of us does the best." I reply "precisely!" and give her a kiss.
Our chances of divorce are probably pretty close to zero.
Articles is BS!
my parents share ALL the duties, and they’ve just celebrated their 48th Anniversary.
The "demands" are indicative of the attitude. The proper attitude for two people who are married should be that they willingly "pour themselves out" for each other. Marriage is NOT a 50-50 proposition; it is 100-100. Demands for splitting the housework is a symptom that one or both are not willing to give themselves over to each other to make the marriage successful.
I don’t believe this. FrogDad and I talk while doing dishes and hurry through other chores so we can watch a video together. Neither of us is comfortable sitting while the other works.
It’s been that way all through our marriage when we’ve both worked outside the house.
And that’s 43 years, tomorrow.
It’s pretty much worked for me and hubby—he’s always helped out at home—both in helping with our 5 kids when they were little, and in giving me a hand with the housework.
But whadda I know—it’s only lasted for 51 years and counting!
I am sure the muslim couples in england are less likely to share housework and less likely to divorce.
Life is pretty happy in our house for the sharring.
I buy the groceries, she cooks, I clean the dishes. seems fair to me and I don’t have to eat Top Ramen very often....even though I like it.
Still, when it comes to cleaning the house we often break it up into our respective AoR’s.
No one cleans my office but me or does my laundry. Can’t stand people in my stuff.
For her AO the house cleaner does all that and the common areas.
Works for us. Cept when she tries to drag me into reorganizing her stoopit closet. 400 sq feet of nightmare that makes no sense, as opposed to my closets where everything is ordered for casual, dress and don’t give a Shiite. Hell, I got numbers on blue socks and black socks so I can take them out of the laundry and pair them back up. Even then, black socks are in one drawer and blue in another.
The more than 200 pair of shoes are in their boxes with pics on the front so I can find what I’m looking for.
I must have a gay gene....NOT....Evuh.
Love hips, lips and t**s....
I’ll have to tell my bride of 48 years that we are headed for divorce. We’ve ALWAYS shared the workload. Of course, in raising nine kids, EVERYBODY shares the workload.
How about this. Marriages with beta male liberals are more likely to share housework (just guessing), and all liberals are likely to value personal fulfillment over commitment. Women married to liberal beta males are more likely to end up discontented AND philosophically inclined to leave if discontented.
Or, there’s always someone who loves the more in a relationship, and if it is the man, he is likely to do housework in an attempt to placate his wife who is the less enamored. Ultimately, that dynamic may wear on both of them.
Me: full time job and side jobs
Him: full time job and sporadic side jobs
Me: handles finances/ pays 95% of bills
Him: pays massive child support to ex wife
Me: helper for remodeling/fixing
Him: cooks 25% of the time
Me: gardening, canning, sewing, lawn mowing, weeding
Him: sweeps and washes windows 25% of the time
Me: household shopping/all other household chores
Him: beer shopping
Me: taxes, paralegal for previously enjoyed family issues, secretary
Me: general pet care
Him: holds pets while I clip their nails
Me: brings in wood for woodstove (only source of heat)
Him: cuts down trees
Both: split and stack trees
I get free car maintenance through his work
ROFLOL - just heard a promo on a report that says less housework might be leading to fatter women.