Our Journey To Becoming A Productive Couple – Episode 020

Sharing household chores ranks third in importance to a successful marriage, trailing only faithfulness and good sex.

Another survey found that 25 per cent of people who were divorced, named “disagreements about housework” as the top reason for getting a divorce.

But when you think about it, what appears to be small and insignificant disagreements about chores, can become full-blown arguments between you and your spouse.

Raise your hand if you’ve argued about:

  • The proper way to stack the dishwasher
  • Picking up the wrong ingredient from the supermarket
  • Missing an appointment for your child
  • Late payment on a bill
  • Procrastinating to fix something in the house

These are just a few of many examples of situations that cause frustration, resentment and sometimes turmoil amongst everyday couples.

We’ve been there. And in many ways, we’re still in it.

But we haven’t settled. We’ve implemented some robust systems to get an insane amount of things accomplished together, whether it’s completing housework, planning a holiday or running a business. We have lots to share around couple productivity, and I’m sure if you’re in this situation, you’ll appreciate how relatable our issues have been.

We talk about what we did when we first moved in with each other, what made our relationship different when living under one roof, what we started to notice in each other that we didn’t like, and what we did to try and fix the situation.

We quickly realised that the problem was in how we communicated with each other and this is when we introduced Wunderlist into our lives.

We share with you some of the benefits of implementing the same system that we have used over the past five years and how to get the most out of it.

“Implementing proper systems in your household helps reduce the amount of meddling and nagging.”

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  • Eric Owens 28/06/2019 Reply

    My parents set a pretty good example for me in that my dad would wash dishes, do laundry and other things around the house. It showed me that take caring of a household is a team effort, and not just a job placed on one particular person. With my girlfriend when we’re together, I make an effort to help clean up wherever we are. I’ve also learned to adjust to her particular cleaning habits as well.

    • That’s fantastic to hear Eric! Your parents have done an excellent job.
      I had a similar experience growing up. It sounds like you and your girlfriend work well together.

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