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  • I am a woman and I regularly cook dinner.

    1 3.70%
  • I am a man and I regularly cook dinner.

    11 40.74%
  • I am a woman and I regularly do the dishes.

    1 3.70%
  • I am a man and I regularly do the dishes.

    11 40.74%
  • I am a woman and I regularly do the laundry.

    1 3.70%
  • I am a man and I regularly do the laundry.

    11 40.74%
  • I am a woman and I regularly do yard work.

    0 0%
  • I am a man and I regularly do yard work.

    14 51.85%
  • We maintain more traditional roles in our relationship / parenting.

    3 11.11%
  • We maintain more cooperative roles in our relationship / parenting.

    21 77.78%
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Thread: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you?

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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    Well, crap. I ticked the wrong boxes. I'm obviously not a man.

    I'm divorced now, but when I was married I was the one who cooked and did all the housework, especially during the years I chose to stay at home with my daughter. Before she was born, when I worked full time, I still cooked, because my ex sucks at it, but we shared all the housework equally. As for parenting, it was pretty equal, although I was the one more in charge of discipline since my daughter had her father pretty much wrapped around her little finger. Good thing she was a good kid and gave us very little trouble, because being the bad guy all the time is not fun. I really wish that he had taken a more active role in the discipline department. Our relationship was pretty equal, all decisions were discussed and mutually agreed upon.
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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Just wondering how traditional are you in your marriage / parenting roles. How important is this to you? You can also indicate in your posts whether you are a stay at home parent or not, or if you both work.

    (this goes along with the would you marry an American question in another poll)
    Things aren't the same as they were 50 years ago. I'm not so sure there is any such thing as normal. Individuality is an idea that started in the 60's. The young adults of today were raised by people holding those ideas in high esteem. People around my age (35) and younger spent their whole entire life learning the virtues of self discovery. Families are all completely different.

    I don't think a simple traditional or non-traditional tells the entire story.

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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    My fiance and I have a very Traditional relationship. She does almost all of the cooking, cleaning, and dishes. I'll help out if there's something that needs to be done which she can't handle, but for the most part those chores belong to her. We tend to split the laundry duties. We live in a condo complex and have generally used a local laundromat to do our laundry. Since I'm the only one of us that drives we either tend to go together or I end up doing it myself while she's at home doing other things. There are really no serious yard work responsibilities, but what there are tend to fall to me. If/when we have children we will maintain a pretty traditional breakdown of responsibilities in that as well.

    I'll be 40 this year and she turns 33 the end of this month. I'm caucasian and she's Puerto Rican, though she's spent most of her life here in the Northeast, if that's any help in what you're trying to establish with this.

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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    My girlfriend and I work together both in/around our home and to acquire income to support it. She takes before/after pictures of the work, supplies transportation to get materials (and somrtomes me) to the jobsites and prepares/prints the formal estimates/bills while I do the home repair/improvement work.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    We are pretty traditional. My hubs has always been the bread winner, as I've only worked a few times throughout our marriage. When I did work it was either 3rd shift or while kids were in school b/c it was important for me to be a sahm. He's gone a lot so the kids and I mostly do the cleaning and yard work or I hire someone. If he cooks it's on the grill, but that's about it. We each have our strong and weak points that we bring to the table. Works for us!

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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are...

    I'm no longer married, but I did most of the child rearing with my first son, as I was the one who took him to play dates, made sure he got to school on time, took him to movies and concerts and communicated with him in general.

    Now that I am divorced, can anybody guess which parent is estranged from him and which isn't?

    Tradition be damned.
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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are...

    Our rolls in the marriage could be considered traditional, but we like to look at it like team work. I am not allowed to do the laundry or load the dishwasher due to her not wanting her clothes messed up or the dishes not completely cleaned. I do the yard work because I like doing it. Wouldn't be against her doing it but I generally just do it myself. I also like to cook out a lot and I have a couple dishes I make that we both like, so I don't mind that end of it either. I bring more money home but we don't have hers and mine, we have house money. It all goes in one account and if we need or want something we both know where it is. If it's something big we talk about it and decide on whether it is a good idea or not.

    Hope that explains our situation.

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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I'm obviously not a man.

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    and you expect us to just believe that, Arcana?

    I'm afraid I'm required to check you out VERY thoroughly to make sure you are telling the truth.
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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    I believe in friendship before stereotypes.

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    Re: For those that are married or in long term relationships, how traditional are you

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    I believe in friendship before stereotypes.
    and when you turn the age necessary to marry, then what?
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