Make a plan for household work, but don’t make it a competition.
No one wants to feel like they are the only one doing any work around the house. It is important for everyone to not feel like all the household responsibilities are falling on their shoulders, on top of a busy workday. To avoid conflict, make a plan that you and your partner can agree on, while also being aware that times are tough and everyone is doing their best.
Winifred M. Reilly. a marriage and family therapist sums it up nicely:
“A good rule of thumb: Do as much as you can, express gratitude for your partner’s contribution and accept that there’s likely too much to do.”