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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a Rebecca Raphael on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:08PM

No issue solves itself. If you’re unhappy about the labor divide, make sure you’re vocal. “If it’s bothering you that your partner isn’t carrying his/her weight, you’ve got to speak up sooner rather than later,” advises Dr. Johanna Herwitz, a clinical psychologist and an instructor for Resources for Infant Educators (RIE). “If you don’t talk about what’s upsetting you, your resentment will build until you explode. That certainly won’t help you reach a resolution. Parenting is a long haul, so don’t let issues fester.”

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