So…I had written a whole other post for the day, BUT after some conversations with “friends” tonight I changed my mind.
Every one knows that there are two people in a relationship (unless you’re on some freakiness)…anyways…sometimes one person gives more than the other.
Example #1-John and Tyra (which I think are a real couple) each work 40 hours a week. Everyday John comes home and eats a home cooked meal, drinks a beer, and then watches tv until bedtime when he gives Tyra the “shoulder tap”. Tyra shrugs him off and says she is not the mood because she has worked, cooked, put the kids to bed, and cleaned the house. John doesn’t understand this because hey he’s worked too. (This is about 80/20 in her favor if even that)
Example #2-Max and Lauren who live in a lovely suburban neighborhood and have 2 kids. Max works an average of 65 hours a week, comes home to a messy house and dirty kids. Lauren spends her time at the gym, salon and spa. They constantly fight because he wants to have the suburban life and she’s only interested in herself. (I don’t even know if I can see where she’s giving)
Example #3-Sean and Emma live right next door to Max and Lauren. They have 4 kids all under the age of 10. Sean is the primary breadwinner and Emma works a part time job (for her own personal spending money). Emma is sure to keep the inside of the house clean and the kids neat and orderly. Sean takes out the trash and makes sure the lawn is clean etc. (This is 50/50…you can read into this a little more)
So ladies and gents-have you ever had a relationship where you felt you were giving too much? Not enough? OR that you two were meeting in the middle?
What are some tips (from both sides of course) that would help a relationship move with more ease?