Tuesday, July 27, 2010
But it is not about whingeing and whining about the lack of help one gets around the house. Really, it isn't!
It is about getting perspective on what is happening in your family. Being married is hard work. Being married with children is harder still. With some well aimed questions and quizzes, one quickly realizes that just perhaps dirty socks left on the floor are NOT a nonverbal criticism of your abilities to care for your home and family. In fact, it may be possible that one is not giving one's partner enough credit for the things they do to keep the family unit running. *author whistles & looks away innocently*
If you find yourself whining about not getting help around the house, or starting conversations with the words "You always" or "You never", you may want to check out I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper: Loving Your Marriage after the Baby Carriage . It is cheaper than a therapist and just could save your marriage! Did I mention that these are the same authors that brought us I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood?