Split the Difference

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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There are several chores that you might share if you live with your partner, and though these responsibilities might benefit both of you, sometimes there is only one person in charge of maintaining each chore. Due to this, it may be important to work together to figure out who will be in charge of which chore and create a schedule so you both can work with each other instead of against each other.

Bills are usually one of the big chores that couples share. So, a way to make sure that these are maintained might be to put the person that is better at saving for them and paying them in charge.

Maintaining the vehicles might also be a chore that the two of you decide to divvy out. It might be helpful to have the person that is more knowledgeable on the subject in charge of keeping them clean and maintained.

As for household work, it might be important to create a schedule so that each of you know which chores you are responsible for. This can make it, so these chores are completed and prevent one person from having to do them all.

Deciding which chores each person is in charge of and splitting them can help take pressure off both people in a relationship. It may also prevent resentment and help the couple work better as a team. So, next time you decide to tackle the chores at home, sit down and make a schedule with your significant other. This might help things run more smoothly.

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Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue writes lifestyle articles.

Omaha, NE

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