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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Use an "I" Statement

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a Rebecca Raphael on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:16PM

Feeling exhausted, frustrated, alone or overwhelmed? That’s exactly what you need to tell your mate. “There’s a world of difference between saying, “Stop being so selfish,” and “I’m feeling overwhelmed. Can you please help with dinner tonight?” explains Dr. Herwitz. Try using this template and filling in the blanks: I feel ____ and would appreciate you helping by doing ____.

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