Monday, August 31, 2009

The art of re-negotiation

When I quit working full time six years ago, I took over all the house work, bills and day-to-day minutiae that make up a household. My husband has to work, I thought, so why shouldn't I see to the other details?

Now I have two kids, their activities that require schlepping and scheduling, my own freelance work, and all the other chores I took on all those years ago. It's no longer an equal distribution of work. I dread sitting down with my over-worked husband to re-assign the family duties. While not a fun task, discussing what we do will make both of us more appreciative of the others' responsibilities. I hope.

Any advice on how to start this conversation?

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