Saw this on Facebook:
I friend came to my house for coffee, and we sat and talked about life. At some point in the conversation I said, “I’m just going to wash the dishes and I’ll be right back.”
My friend looked at me with shock. Then he said with admiration and a little confusion, “It’s good you help your wife at home. I tend not to because when I do my wife doesn’t praise me… last week I washed the floor, no thanks from her.”
I explained to him that I do not ‘help’ my wife. Actually, wife doesn’t need help, she needs a partner. I don’t ‘help’ my wife clean the house because I live here as well and I need to clean it too. I don’t 'help’ her cook because I need to eat too. I don’t 'help’ her wash the dishes because I also use those dishes. I don’t 'help’ with the children because they’re also my children and it’s my job to be a father to them.
I don’t help at home, this is my home too and I am part of the household.
And as for praising, I asked my friend when was the last time he praised his wife after she has done all the cooking, cleaning and caring for the children.
Give your wife a hand, behave like a true companion instead of a guest in the home who only comes to eat, sleep and fulfil his needs.