Communication is a key to happiness in all aspects of your relationship. If you or your partner doesn’t know it’s broke, how can they know how to fix it? If you feel overwhelmed, feel like your partner isn't doing their share or just need more help, let your frustrations be known. Try using “I” phrases like “I feel overwhelmed trying to maintain the house” or “I need help keep in up with the laundry” not “you” phrases like “You’re lazy and throw your stuff everywhere” or “You never help out around the house.” If a solution seems difficult to work out between just the two of you, sometimes an outside voice (like a professional organizer, perhaps) can help to devise an action plan that both parties can agree with.
Since February is the month of love, let's talk about how to keep the passion fires burning in your home and avoid frigid fights over a cluttered home.