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How I Got My Husband to Do His Share of the Housework

Yes, men are helping out around the house more—but women are still stuck with most of the planning

Gemma Hartley
Forge
Published in
11 min readNov 8, 2018

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Photo: Natalia Solovii/Getty

MyMy Mother’s Day was defined by a blue Rubbermaid storage tub sitting ominously in the middle of my closet. It had been there for days. My husband had brought it down…

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Gemma Hartley
Forge
Writer for

Gemma Hartley is a journalist and author of “Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward.”