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Does DIY Create Trouble on the Homefront?

DIY in my house means do it yourself . . . with a tiny bit of help. I create, plan, and carry out the projects around the house, but sometimes I dream too big and must reluctantly call my husband for reinforcement. He and I were made for each other, but we weren't meant to work on home projects together; it's very rare that we finish a task without biting each other's head off. Then when the job is complete, we have a good laugh about how horrible we are at working side by side. I can't be alone here — does tackling projects around the house put you and your significant other at odds?

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winkartisans winkartisans 7 years
My hubby is super handy... but not detail oriented like I am. We have learned to complement our work, he is more careful and I am not a A.R.
Asche Asche 7 years
Yes, as many design blogs have pointed out, IKEA destroys marriages! :)
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Other -- I'm about to find out. We're undergoing our first project soon; sanding and painting some old dressers for our new nursery. Fingers crossed that we'll get through it ok!
nikkeeb nikkeeb 7 years
i love crafting and am an introvert, so i recharge alone, so i'll DIY with my husband in the room, but by myself (unless i need him to do a manly task...like hold something heavy)
skigurl skigurl 7 years
we're learning together, and we do it while having fun..we don't really fight when doing stuff around the house
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
Depends.. some things we work well on, others we don't. I tend to get frustrated a lot, and instead of just internalizing it, I express it - then he things it's a criticim of him.. and he does the same.. But if it's a fun project like painting the house, or rearranging a room, then it goes well.
vinnie vinnie 7 years
My husband is not handy at all!!
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