Honey, get your own goddamn avocados

Everyone needs to carry their weight in a relationship.

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Bringing home the actual bacon

We’ve made some progress on chore-sharing, in some places. Women spend fewer hours now on household work than they did a generation ago, especially when they have higher positions and salaries. According to a 2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family, women do about 10 percent less cooking and cleaning than the decade prior.

Doing the chores can get you laid

About now, I’m sure someone’s rolling their eyes and waiting for the feminist rant. Nope, not gonna happen. Because it turns out that doing more chores isn’t just about feminism or social justice.

What you should do

Maybe you’ve already worked out a great deal with your partner. But if your relationship or marriage is struggling, negotiate your chore list. It won’t fix everything, but it can’t hurt.

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