5 Ways to get Your Partner to do More Around the House


Maybe he thinks you enjoy ironing like he enjoys TV.
Maybe he thinks you enjoy ironing like he enjoys TV.
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It's an argument for the ages: Who does more around the house? And how on earth do you get your partner to do more?

Whether your list of household chores causes a daily divide or a huge "chore war" every Saturday morning, there's no sense in simply doing the lion's share to avoid the conflict. Instead, try a few of the following strategies on for size.

Ranging from the logical to the surreptitious, one of these approaches is sure to work. Before long, you'll both be living in lemony-fresh harmony amidst rooms full of shining furniture and polished floors.

OK, maybe that's really overstating things. However, at the very least, your new tactics could improve communication overall -- something we'd take over a clean house any day.