Should a man help out in the kitchen or with other chores around the house?
Studies have shown that most women are displeased with their husbands because the said husbands do not help with household chores no matter how little, leaving everything to the wife.
Cooking is fun. I don't know why men always try to stay out of the kitchen.
When you get married, helping out your spouse with household stuff is part of the deal. I never bought into the idea that certain things are "her job."
My wife and I both work full time, so if we didn't help each other out in the kitchen and with the chores, we would be hungry and living in filth!!
They don't? If anyone cooks, it's my husband. I'll poison someone with my cooking so he knows I shouldn't be in the kitchen except for cleaning. He often sweeps the floor or bleaches the bathroom and always watches over the garden.
I don't care who it is, if a person lives in a house, they have a responsibility to care for the household. My husband cooks every day. I hate to cook. I clean the kitchen. He hates it. I'm the only one in the house who cleans the bathroom, but everyone runs the vacuum, dusts, etc.
I think everyone is responsible for a successful household and how those chores are divided up are personal choices. For us, I wanted to be home for the kids, so it made sense for me to do the bulk of the house work as I was home and he worked long hours.
Now that we are both retired, he is a tremendous help around the house. It has never been a matter of gender roles for us, but convenience.
What I object to is when both husband and wife are both working long hours and the woman still is expected to do the house work. I think I would strike in situation.
No matter how much you try but some men will refuse to do so.... l think they are the ones that are used to the pampering from their mothers..... it is very unfair when they refuse to do so... and it could be that he is the breadwinner...therefore he would want to come home to relax and enjoy the food his wife has cooked for him...if she is the housewife than he would think that it is her duty while at home to look after the children and the house....
On the other hand when both partners are working .. than they kind of square up to helping ... l think that they should learn to make special dishes at least to treat her and give her a break....
Taking care of a house is a full time job especially if there are kids also to look after. I feel husbands can help out from the love in their heart to help out a stressed wife.
I believe both the parents should inculcate in their male children to do chores from a young age, then the habit stays for life.
All I can say is when I meet Mr. Right he'll want to do all of the cooking because I'm the worst cook in the world. The deal will be he'll cook and I'll do all of the other housework.
Some women actually don't want men in the kitchen.
For those women who do want men to help with household chores it's important to remember that they (chose) the man they are with. If having a man who helps clean and cook was a "must have" on their list then they only have themselves to blame for choosing a man who does not partake in those activities.
Too often women and men get with others believing they can "change" their mate. The only person you can control is yourself. All we do is ask for what we want.
Generally speaking trying to "change" someone leads to frustration on our part and resentment on the part of our mate. Ultimately everyone is looking to be loved and appreciated for who they are.
If you go to the grocery store to purchase an apple but buy an onion instead whose fault is that? Do you curse the onion for not being an apple? No! You learn to become a better shopper!
In the long run if something is that important to you then you are better off finding someone who (already) is doing the things you want from a mate. It's not about what a man should do but rather what type of man a woman should (choose) for herself. Only she knows what she wants and need. Her choice in men is hers!
There are only two ways to experience joy and peace of mind in relationships. We either get what we want or we learn to be happy with what we have.
Yes, men should help with the chores around the house. I have to thank my father for this, as he taught me and my siblings from a very young age to do chores around the house, irrespective of gender. He taught by advice and by example. Now, that iam an adult, i appreciate him for inculcating this habit into me, because now that iam living on my own, iam able to maintain myself very well. Iam the envy of many ladies who keep using me as an example to get their men to work around the house. Many ladies find this to be a very attractive quality in a man. My cousins, on the other hand are a different story, from a very young age, they were taught that household chores are for the females only, so now they can't even make a cup of tea or boil an egg.
I wouldn't say "should", but I imagine that it would make things a little better.
It depends traditional men don' eve look in a kitchen so the culture and generation should be taken into consideration. If a man feels comfortable with helping around sure he can or should
My husband is always joking around with me telling me to get in the kitchen and make him something to eat or to clean the kitchen. But at the same time, he hardly helps with the house work unless it gets so bad and he gets upset so bad that he cant handle it anymore. I was raised by my grandma and she believed that the woman do everything in the household and that the man get a job outside the house. So much has changed since then. When I first got married I was a clean freak and I always had breakfast lunch and dinner ready for my husband. It was because of what I was taught to do but now it is way different. I calmed way down on my cleaning all the time and I cook sometimes if I feel like it and also me and my husband cook together because its a fun thing to do. But still there are three men in my house including my husband, and they sometimes do dishes or any other house work but mostly its me if it ever gets done. It should be equal because sometimes the woman also goes out to get a job and it also used to be that when I got home from work most of the time, I would have to clean the house also after I was tired from working all day. So the answer to your question, it should be equal and everyone do house work to help each other out.
by thirdmillenium 12 years ago
Or, he/she has to threaten you with a shot gun?
by peachy 9 years ago
Do you hate to do household chores?I had been household chores since I got married, 20 years already! Do you dread to get up in the morning just to do the household chores that you repeated every day?
by kmackey32 9 years ago
Why does my husband refuse to do anything around the house?I feel i work and he is on unemployment. Why shouldn't he do household chores? I ended up getting muscle spasms after i lifted a tv, that i was cleaning under while he was sitting there playing playstation, watching me. He ended up having...
by rdown 10 years ago
Do husbands of stay at home moms think they don't have to help around the house becasue they 'work'?
by stanleyreese 10 years ago
Should husbands share the cooking duty for the household?Or would they burn water?
by Carolyn Augustine 10 years ago
What household chores are appropriate for children of various ages?I'd love to see some experienced and organized parents describe the chores they assigned their children beginning at an early age and on into the teens.
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