In your marriage, how did you decide which jobs each of you would be responsible for?
- We know that we’re a team and need to work together to succeed as a couple and family. Knowing that helps motivate us to do the hard work, even when we may not always want to do it.
- We try to play to our strengths and interests as much as we can when assigning various roles. No reason for one of us to see a job as misery when the other one is better at it and/or happy to do it.
- From the beginning (even before we were married) we decided to follow our religion’s advice as to what the roles of a husband and wife should be. I know that sounds quaint, even bad to some people. It’s not. Eternal principles are an anchor and a sure guide. They work regardless of changes in the times and regardless of the unique qualities of each individual marriage. “No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for these are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history.” (Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968), pp. 35–36)
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