Want Help Around The House? 5 Smart Tips To Motivate Your Man – YourTango

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 11.04.07 PMSure, a dirty home drives you nuts, But it’s your own attitude that’s causing chaos with the hubby.

You’ve arrived home from work and you just want to kick off your shoes, sit down, put your feet up, and have a drink.

You want to relax, but you can’t.

It’s hard to remember how to be happy when, once again, your partner hasn’t done those few simple things you requested of him to make your mutual home just a bit neater. Socks are on the floor (still from this morning), the toilet paper wasn’t replaced, and the leftover teabag is still in its mug on the coffee table. Oye, men! Now you have to do it, because how can you possibly relax when these simple things are still in the way?

Wait, what’s really going on here?

Is it really about the socks, the toilet paper, and the leftover tea bag? Or is it something else? These situations signify seeds of annoyance.

You feel constantly irked at your partner for not chipping in like you do. Why can’t they just do these little things? You’re annoyed because they’re not done, and now you’re stuck doing them. Or, so you think.

It’s not easy, but you need to make things simple for you both to relax and enjoy each other’s company, no matter what still needs doing around the house. It actually IS possible to handle the seemingly small domestic tasks in a fashion that fosters a feeling of unity between you both as a couple.

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Alicia H. Clark, PsyD