One quar­ter of all the men sur­veyed say they are mainly re­spon­si­ble for cook­ing and clean­ing du­ties

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kids’ mess, not putting away clothes and not be­ing ro­man­tic enough.

My wife has her own style of nag­ging. She can ac­tu­ally nag me with looks rather than words. In fact I can feel nagged by her, even if I am in a dif­fer­ent room. She can mind-nag.

The sec­ond piece of re­search was a stark con­tra­dic­tion to the first.

It ap­pears that af­ter years of be­ing told we don’t do enough to help out round the home, Bri­tish men are now be­com­ing more re­spon­si­ble for house­hold chores. One quar­ter of all the men sur­veyed say they are mainly re­spon­si­ble for the cook­ing and clean­ing du­ties in the home. How­ever, in the same study only three per cent of women ac­knowl­edged that these du­ties fell un­der their men-folk’s ju­ris­dic­tion.

So we have a dif­fer­ence of opin­ion here. Us guys, as well as suf­fer­ing in­creased nag­ging, are now also be­ing ac­cused of over­es­ti­mat­ing how much we do around the house.

In my own house, a list of jobs is writ­ten on a Sun­day, with ini­tials by each chore, so it’s ac­tu­ally in writ­ing as to who does what. For me it’s usu­ally the kids’ shoes, the floors, a dog walk, do­ing the din­ner and a share of the iron­ing be­fore I am free to do as I please. And if I ei­ther for­get to do one, or don’t do one to the re­quired stan­dard, I will ex­pect to be nagged.

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