The Great Divide -- Is Housework an Equally Shared Responsibility?

Make small changes. Could you cook more meals on weekends? Would an occasional cleaning service free up time? Can you enlist the kids' help?

Communicate. Will your sock drawer magically refill? You can hope, but it works better to tell your spouse. Communication turns your expectations into reality.

Plan free time. Build in a block of time in your schedule just for yourself and your partner, even if it's just an hour a week. Use that time to boost your mood and refresh your spirit.

Get rid of the martyr badge. If you really think about it, everyone is working hard.

Does a "divide" exist at your house? Are you keeping score? How did you or do you plan to attain balance?

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