Lazy Spouse Alert: 17 Ways to Help Your Partner Pitch In

Share the load: Get a spouse who doesn't help around the house to deal with diapers, dishes and more (18 Photos)

Rebecca Raphael on Oct 17, 2011 at 2:04PM

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“If your spouse thinks he can’t ever do anything ‘right’ or ‘your way,’ he won’t be willing to help you again,” says Dr. Klagsbrun. Yes, it’s annoying when half the canister of formula ends up on the kitchen counter instead of in the bottle, but at least the baby is getting fed, right? “After you specifically ask for what you want, relinquish control and do not hover,” adds Dr. Klagsbrun. “Give your partner the freedom and confidence to discover his own way of tackling the task at hand.” In other words, you may need to bite your tongue ... really hard.

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