Do you find yourselves arguing over silly things, like household chores?
Are these disagreements resulting in major explosions in your relationship?
Is it worth it?
Is this what you want your relationship to feel like?
I bet you just whispered to yourself a pretty firm, “no!”
Fighting over household tasks is extremely common. Most couples don’t have a frank discussion about division of household labor before they move in together or get married. For the couples that do, they’re not always the best at following through on those agreements.
How you deal with conflict around these smaller issues - cleaning, food shopping, dishes, laundry - has a deep impact on the overall quality of your relationship. Imagine what your relationship would feel like without all that bickering about the garbage not being taken out on time!
This week we are talking about the most common issues that arise around household chores, looking at what turns these issues into major arguments, and exploring what might be underneath those issues that makes them so explosive.
We’re sharing practical strategies to keep emotions in check and your household tasks running smoothly. We’ve also created a great bonus to help you get organized and still save room for date night.
Short on time? Here’s a list of today’s topics and when to listen:
- What causes small things to become big fights - 4:15
- What is underlying the fight - 7:45
- Understanding your partner's background - 11:40
- Tips on reducing conflict - 17:17
- Why you should wait to talk about what happened - 17:30
- Organize tasks - 18:56
- Assigning chores - 19:51
- Flexibility - 21:44
- Outsourcing Tasks - 23:08
- Meredith + Marina’s Takeaways - 26:29