(Original post by Red one)
There's contributing and then there's doing the whole housework, child-rearing and meal preparing all on my own. Expecting all 3 every day of the week is ridiculous if not practical. You're doing a paid job that's why you work 7-7, a housewife on the other hand doesn't get paid to do the housework she does it because she wants her house to be clean and for her kids to be fed not because the breadwinner expects it.
You're married to a real Human being with real feelings you cannot expect them to behave like a robot and do everything on their own while you're out of the house and they're stuck at home. Like I said in my previous post I expect to have time for my friends and family as well going shopping if I feel like it
. There's no obligation for me to do the housework
, I certainly wouldn't be involved with someone who expects me to do everything around the house.
I am sorry, but I have to disagree with you.
In most cases, I believe the partner who isn't working should do all the house chores (or 95%+ of it). It isn't much compared to a full-time job and who do you think will be paying for your shopping and all of the other living expenses (e.g. shelter, food & water)?
I don't mean to be rude, but if there's no obligation for you to do the housework, then is there no obligation for your partner to provide you with money and shelter?
It depends on how much the partner works. It should be split up evenly. So if the partner makes £30/hour and works 3 hours a day, then maybe that partner who works 3 hours a day should do some of the housework. In another case, if the partner works from 7am to 7pm everyday, then I believe pretty much all of the housework should be done by the other partner.
Just my opinion. Although, if one of the partners is pregnant or ill, that is another story.
I agree with the fact that humans aren't robots, but remember, your partner isn't a robot either, having to go home after several hours of work only to look forward to more housework isn't that nice.