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What's the Balance in Your Relationship?

What's the Balance in Your Relationship?

It's easy for things to be "even" when a couple just has to worry about themselves, but when children enter the mix usually one parent ends up doing a bit more than the other. In some cases, a lot more. When tending to baby, shuttling the kiddos to school, working, mapping out the family calendar, balancing the finances and sneaking in quality time have all been considered, how do you and your partner balance each other out?

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Deidre Deidre 7 years
The balance changes constantly. There are times hubs does the lion's share of chores and errands and such because I'm stressed over some project. Then it flips and I take on a lot of tasks to give him a break when he comes home from work. For both of our sanity, it's nice to know that my partner will fill in the gaps when I'm not able to (and vice versa). I honestly wouldn't like having set tasks that we're each typically responsible for. We're overall more productive if we're more fluid on who does what -- as long as we communicate what needs to be done with each other, it works fine.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
We keep it pretty traditional around here for now. I do everything house and kid related while he's working up to 16 hours a day. When I go back to school next year thing will change a bit, though, since there will be a lot more on my plate.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
I agree with Miss Sushi! I take care of everything around the house. All of the cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. My hubby works 12-13 hours a day, and does handy projects like remodeling the kitchen or blowing insulation in the walls. When it comes to the kid, he's a very loving and attentive daddy. I didn't lift a finger the first 2 weeks we brought him home!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
The workload is even, the types of work done are not, and it works better for us that way.
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