Divorce Rates Are Far Higher For Modern Couples Who Share The Housework, Than For Those Women Who Do Most Of The Housework

One evening a woman arrived home from work to find the children bathed, a load of laundry in the washer and another load in the dryer. Dinner was on the stove, and the table set.  She was astonished! It turns out that her husband had read an article that said: “Wives who work full-time and had to do their own housework, were too tired for romance.”  The night went very well. The next day, she told her office friends all about it. “We had a great dinner. My husband even cleaned up the kitchen. He helped the kids do their homework, folded all the laundry and put it all away. I really enjoyed myself.”  “But what about afterward?” asked her friends.  “Oh, that …, he was too tired.  He fell asleep!”

Ladies, you may want to think twice about asking your husband to help around the house.  And men, you may not want to be quite so quick to pick up that broom and dust pan.  So says a recent major study.  Researchers in Norway interviewed thousands of couples and found that the more a man helps around the house, the more likely there is going to be a divorce – compared to traditional marriages where the wife herself willingly does the lion’s share of the housework.

The lead author of the report, Thomas Hanson, openly confessed  he was quite surprised at the finding:

You’d think that marriage break-ups would occur more often in couples with less housework equality, but our statistics show just the opposite … It seems a good thing to have clearly defined roles within and without the home, where one person is not stepping on the other person’s toes, resulting in continual squabbles and quarrels  … A recurring issue was the husband not doing the housework at the level expected by the wife  (i.e., woman clean) … To our utter amazement, the more housework that a man did, it failed to result in an equal rise in the woman’s happiness. (Summarized)

Now, there are exceptions to the rule, but is this not what God said in Titus 2:3-5 regarding the home:

The aged women be teachers of good things … that they may teach the young women to love their husbands, love their children … to be keepers at (of the) home,

The bottom line?  Since he wrote up the report, there is still no word as to how many nights Mrs. Hansen has made Mr. Hansen sleep out on the couch!

✓Note – It was one of our ladies who informed me of this study.  She wishes to remain anonymous.


● I hate housework.  You make the beds, you do the laundry, you vacuum the floors; and six months later, you have to do it all over again.

● Housework is what a woman does and that nobody notices, unless she hasn’t done it.

● Both of us can’t look good at the same time.  It’s me or the house.

● For men who think that a woman’s place is in the kitchen, just remember, that’s where the knives are.

● A man’s “day off” is his “day off”.  A woman’s “day off” is a chance to catch up on the housework.

● Instead of cleaning the house, I just turn off the lights.

● My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

● Based on the amount of laundry I do each week, I’m going to assume there are people living here whom I haven’t met yet.

● Housewife.  Another name for: chef, nurse, teacher, politician, chauffeur, accountant, peacemaker, etc.

● Remember, rue love leads to housework.

● My neighbour asked if she could use my vacuum.  I said, sure, as long as you don’t take it out of my house.

● Men, the one thing that duct-tape can’t fix.