How much housework should we expect our husbands/partners to do? [Poll]

Monday, May 25, 2009
In the midst of a lovers' tiff, my husband exclaimed that I should not expect him to do any housework. The reason (or, in my opinion, excuse) being that as the main income earner who works a 48 hour week, his financial contributions to the household are sufficient to excuse him from the responsibilities of housework.

After our little tiff, we did discuss this in a more civilized manner, though it seems we are still of different opinions as to how much men should contribute towards the running of our family homes. Do most men take some responsibility and help their partners maintain a clean home, or are men mostly excused from housework if they work a full-time job?

Please take part in this mini-poll to let us know how whether husbands/boyfriends should take some responsibility for housework, and if so, how much? Voting is completely anonymous, but if you would like to leave a comment about your opinions we would love to know what you think about this! I'm hoping to write up a lengthier article on the subject of men and housework in the near future, so your opinions will be greatly appreciated.

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