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Love Letters

He doesn’t help at home

Q. My husband and I are recently married. While kids aren’t happening yet (maybe within the next 2 years), I often wonder if they’re even possible. I have no idea where life will take us when we do decide to have kids, but I’d like to feel confident about kids before going into it.

I know a lot of people have this issue, but my husband works a demanding job and commutes an hour each way to and from work. He leaves early in the morning and doesn’t get home until 8 at night. On weekends, since he works so many hours during the week, he sits around and watches TV or plays video games all the time. Because of this, he rarely helps me out around the house, even small things like vacuuming and doing dishes. I have to ask him a million times to do something. For example, I wound up putting up all our Christmas lights because there was never a good time he felt like helping me out.

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