Could a Cleaner be the Answer to Relationship Problems?
We all know that every couple argues and most would say that bickering every once in a while is a sign of a healthy marriage. However, we’ve looked at a number of studies around the globe which suggest to us that the amount of time couples spend arguing is actually taking a negative toll on their relationships.
According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, fulltime working women spend almost twice as much time doing household chores when compared to fulltime working men –
Another study performed in 2010 by UK home insurance found the average couple spends 40 minutes per day arguing over household chores. That’s a whopping 243hrs every year. It’s no wonder then that 1 out of every 3 couples end up getting divorced.
In Australia, 39% of all divorces are initiated by women, 28% by men and 34% via a joint agreement and household chores are said to be a main contributing factor for this statistic.
Should Men be Doing More to Help? Seems like a good idea but…….
Julie Mckay from the Mamamia blog wrote an article calling for all Australian men to start contributing a 50/50 share into the housework and another article written by a blogger on Womenstalk goes as far as suggesting that women should use a number of sneaky tricks to get their partners to clean.
This may sound like a good idea but you may want to think long and hard before going to hubby to give him the ultimatum.
According to Norwegian researchers, couples who shared household chores equally were 1.5 times more likely to get divorced and another study performed by the University of Washington shows that men who do household chores such as cleaning the bathroom had sex 1.6 times less than men who stuck with more traditionally male chores like mowing the lawn.
So what is the answer?
This probably sounds a bit bias coming from an employee of a cleaning company but our answer is –
Pay someone else to do it! And I’m not talking about your kids.
It’s the year 2017 and Australians are getting busier regardless of whether you are a stay at home mum or working full time.
Due to this, hiring a domestic cleaner to help with the household chores is now as common as going to the dentist and no longer has the negative stigma attached to it like once did………..even though your 70 year old mother in law may still give you grief about it.
Fact – 38% of Australians outsourced at least some of their household chores in 2016 and this number is projected to increase in 2017.
About the Writer:
Simpo Cleaning has been providing residential cleaning services in Sydney for over 20 years and we’ve helped our clients with thousands of requests ranging from simple chores such as mopping the floor and washing the dishes to the more out of the ordinary requests like sorting out someones rare gemstones collection.
Contact us today on 1300 390 399 and speak with our friendly staff to discuss your requirements