Quite frankly, I didn't need to read a study in the Journal of Family Psychology to know what can set off my wife. Thirty-five years of marriage did the trick. It took a while, but to this day if she makes dinner, I do the dishes and clean up the kitchen or at least offer. I try to at least help out with chores, but please note, we stopped keeping score a long time ago. My advice to husbands--start helping out or at least offering, especially if you both work; it will go a long way.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Share the Housework
I just read that women whose spouses share the housework feel far less stress. Thirty married couples who both hold a full-time job and have at least one child were studied. Saliva samples were taken to measure cortisol levels, a hormone that can affect sleep, weight and the immune system. The bottom line, share the work and have a happier wife.