When Couples Split the Chores 50-50, It Just Makes Them Hate Each Other More
If you think splitting the chores with your spouse 50-50 is going to make the resentment and inequality in your relationship magically disappear . . . NOPE.
--According to a new book called "Spousonomics", couples who divide chores right down the middle end up just as unhappy as other couples.
--It's because not everyone is good at every chore, and certain people hate certain chores more than other people. So instead of doing the ironing, which you're good at, you HAVE to wash the dishes and walk the dog . . . and you hate those.
--Those chores take you longer . . . you miss out on time to do things you really want . . . and you end up unhappy.
--The authors of "Spousonomics" say the best plan is to split up the chores based on whoever can do each one QUICKER. That way you'll get through them faster and have more time to enjoy as a couple.
--To make sure it doesn't end up where one person is better at EVERY chore . . . and then DOING every chore . . . find the chores where neither of you are particularly skilled and figure out who should learn how to handle it.
--So if neither of you have a clue how to work the lawn mower, the person who has more time figures it out.