Life gets busy we all know that. However some of us are so locked into our roles that that when one spouse is busy their ‘normal’ tasks fall to the wayside. Certain things just have to be done and it doesn’t matter who does them.
Please excuse my use of ‘established gender roles” in these examples for the record I”m the one who mows in our house.
If your husband is ill and the yard is starting to look like a jungle, go a head and mow it. If your wife has something going on every night of the week and your running out of socks, do a load of laundry. This seems so simple in practice and yet in so many marriages couples don’t share the load.