After a while I interrupted the conversation and said to him, ′′I’m going to wash the dishes, I’ll be right back.”
He looked at me like I told him he was going to build a spaceship. So he said to me with admiration and a little stumped, ′′Glad you help your wife, I rarely help mine because when I do she never thank me. Last week I washed the floor and she didn’t even tell me thank you.”
I sat back down with him again and explained to him that I don’t ′′help′′ my wife.
Actually, my wife doesn’t need help, she needs a partner, a teammate.
I’m her home partner… and due to that, all functions are divided, which is not “help” with household chores.
I don’t “help” my wife clean the house, because I also live in it and I need to clean it too.
I don’t “help” my wife cook, because I also want to eat and I need to cook too.
I don’t “help” her washing dishes after eating, because I use these dishes too.
I don’t “help” my wife with kids, because they are mine too and it’s my duty to be a father.
I don’t “help” my wife wash, extend, fold, and put away laundry, because it’s mine and my kids too.
I don’t give a “helping hand” at home, I’m part of it.
Then with respect I asked my friend when was the last time after his wife finished cleaning the house, doing laundry, changing the bed sheets, bathing the kids, cooking, organizing, etc.. and did he say: “thank you?”
I mean a real thank you, like, “Wow, baby!! You’re amazing!
Does this all seem absurd? Does it sound weird to you?
When, once in your life, you cleaned the floor, you expected at least an excellence award with great glory… why?
Haven’t you ever thought about that?
Maybe, because for you, macho culture taught you that everything is a woman’s task.
Maybe you’ve been taught that all this should be done without you having to move a finger.
So praise her as you would like to be praised, likewise, with the same intensity. Hold her hand and behave like a true companion, and assume your part, don’t behave like a guest who simply comes to eat, sleep, shower and satisfy sexual needs… feel at home, in your home.
Change in our society begins in our homes, teaching our children the true sense of fellowship!
I could not determine who wrote this but it put a husband/wife relationship in a different light and I thought it was worth sharing! Rosalyn