Are married men required to do chores?

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
4 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Are married men required to do chores?

OmegaKV
Most of my uncles are divorced but one of them has managed to stay married over the last few decades. But I find his life to be worse than the others.

He is married to a bossy Slavic wife, and although she cleans a lot herself, she forces my uncle to do chores, and this consumes nearly all his free time. Whenever I visit him he is always doing some chore that his wife is forcing him to do. Painting the walls, pointless remodelling of the bathroom/kitchen/etc, laying bricks for some new addition to the yard. Sometimes she even forces him to do the dishes. And if he is slow she tells him "stop being a lazy ass".

Is this what it takes to stay married? If you don't obey your wife and do the dishes, will she then go and cheat on you? That would suck. I would hate to be a slave-husband. I think it would almost be worse than being single.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Are married men required to do chores?

Allen
Obviously marriage is a non-starter in the West unless your wife is entirely dependent on you, which would itself suck. You would need to go to a sane country where you could appropriately physically discipline your family or have a plan for disposing of your wife in a safe manner if that became necessary.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Are married men required to do chores?

fschmidt
Administrator
In reply to this post by OmegaKV
Christianity says that wives should submit to their husbands.  The Old Testament basically says that one should never submit to anyone.  Either way, husbands should not submit to their wives.  The husband should just say "no" to unreasonable requests from the wife.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Are married men required to do chore

Stoicum
In reply to this post by OmegaKV
CONTENTS DELETED
The author has deleted this message.