first five years
Question: My husband likes the “fun” part of raising kids – he’s great at getting down on the floor and “wrestling” with our toddler. But when it comes to the practical side of parenting, I don’t think he’s pulling his weight. He never offers to change the baby’s diapers or get dinner for the kids. What can I do about this?
Question: Lately my spouse and I have had several sharp disagreements about the division of chores and responsibilities in our household. What’s your perspective on the proper distinction between masculine and feminine roles in marriage?
Cue eye-rolls and unenthusiastic groans. At least that’s how television parodies corporate team-building exercises, airing failed “trust falls” and distasteful “diversity days.”
Admittedly, these parodies can be side-splittingly funny, but the value of team building in the business world, and in your marriage, lasts long after the laughs fade. Rest assured, your participation – whether as a boisterous or blushing player – in these seemingly cheesy games reaps benefits for you and your team that are far better than cheddar!
Question: We’ve been married only a short time, but I’m already beginning to feel that I’ve made a mistake. As a matter of fact, I’m afraid I ended up with the wrong person. What do I do now?