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Doing laundry then and now.

THEN AND NOW: How household chores have changed over the years

Chores like laundry, vacuuming, and washing dishes can be completed more efficiently with the help of advanced technology.
Can tying chores to money be teaching kids to be entitled? One sociologist says yes.

Paying kids for doing chores could teach them to be entitled rather than helpful, says a professor who studies wealth inequality

Allowances are characteristic of American upper-middle-class families, experts say, and it could be teaching them entitlement.
"You can't treat a relationship like a spreadsheet."

Too many couples try to split chores, bills, and childcare down the middle — but a couples therapist says that’s a mistake

A therapist says the division of household labor should be organic, so that each person feels happy with what they're doing. You don't need a chore wheel.

Couples have started using a nontraditional tool to strengthen their relationships — and stop sniping over chores

Chores can be a constant source of conflict in a relationship. Many couples are addressing the problem with digital spreadsheets to keep track of who does what.
Don't let dishes lead to disaster.

Fighting over chores is one of the most common causes of divorce — but there’s an easy way to neutralize the threat

Marriage is hard, and housework makes it harder. A new paper suggests couples who spend money to save time are happier than couples who don't.

A marriage therapist says there’s no point trying to get your partner to help with chores — here’s why

Hal Runkel, a marriage and family therapist, says it's important to be honest with your partner about feeling under-appreciated.

This is the biggest mistake you’re making with your laundry

Here's a tip: Stay away from the dryer.