Life is just easier when we work together. Packing for a trip? Everybody pack their own stuff and then help the other person make sure they didn’t forget anything. Cleaning the house? Divy up the list? Mom’s got a project she wants to do have Dad take the kids out of the house or at least out of the way. Heck neither Mac or I like driving so we take turns on long trips (ahem Chicago anyone?)
When everyone is pulling their own weight (or as much as they are physicaly or mentaly capable of) it makes a marrige stronger. You feel more like a team and less like a parent taking care of their child. This can cause all sorts of problems.
Here are some more Thoughts this Thursday.
2 comments on “Thoughts on Thursday: Work Together”
Agreed. It has been such a blessing Mike has been on top of the packing/cleaning stuff and we have always been good at doing our parts.
Definitely agree too. During our first year of marriage, Jason and I hit a rough patch because I was pulling all the weight and he was doing nothing at all to help. To make matters worse, he was unemployed at that time while I was working and going to school and doing all the cooking and housework. We fought a lot that first year but after we had a serious talk about the situation, we learned to work together better. Things improved even more when Jason started working too. These days, we take turns doing things especially because we have E now and I really can’t do everything on my own.