6. Divide Responsibilities Based On Personality.
Being married to your opposite actually has some benefits too. Like he doesn’t mind doing some of the stuff that you can’t stand and vice versa. Take full advantage of this and divide family and household responsibilities based on your personality differences.
Here are just a few examples of how we have divided tasks at our house:
- Grocery shopping.
- Running errands.
- Making phone calls.
- Taking kids to hobbies and birthday parties.
- Managing finances.
- Planning and scheduling.
- Cooking and cleaning.
7. Change The Dynamic.
Early in my marriage, my husband and I kept falling victim to the same dynamic over and over again. He kept pushing for me to be more social in the way he likes to be social. The more he would push, the more I would feel guilty and stressed and want to retreat.
Changing this dynamic has helped. The less pressure I feel to act in conflict with my true character and the more freedom I have to take quiet breaks when I need them, the more relaxed I will feel and the more likely I will be to actually WANT to be social.
Are you an introvert married to an extravert or vice versa? What do you struggle with the most? Any tips to add to my list? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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Written By Anni Poikolainen Originally Appeared In Solutions To All Your Problems