How well do you and your spouse communicate?
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April 13th, 2012, 06:41 PM
I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
We do good most of the time... but we have our moments.
Our most recent "moment" is he asked me to check his pockets for important papers before I put them in the wash. His clothing is covered in goodness knows what from the work that he does (there's coal dust and fly ash for sure)... and he got really pissy when I told him to check his own dang pockets he's not 5. I also told him to start rinsing out the tub after bathing (power plant worker + skin condition = gross tub) and he got pissy.
I simply told him that while I do not work that is HIS choice. I do the chores and what not because he works long hard hours, if I went to work he'd have to help with slack, meaning less sleep for him (he works 10.5+hrs a day), but he's more that capable of rinsing his dead skin out of the tub, taking his own important papers out of his pockets and doing basic picking up after himself. It's not like I'm asking him to scrub the tub or do the laundry.
I can see us having some fights when children come into the picture. He stayed home with Reme for 15 months and said he had no problem keeping the house clean, laundry done etc.... but Reme was 2+, an age where there are things that really do keep their attention.. and they aren't screaming to be fed. I told him he'll be lucky he has clean underwear for the first 3-6 weeks after we have a baby, let alone expecting food and chores to be done!
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