Review: Housework Harmony, by Andrew McAllister

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If ever you wanted proof of how sexy a man may look while doing the dishes, you’ve got it here.

All joking aside, I was surprised at how down-to-earth and honest a manner this subject could be discussed. It didn’t seem like the kind of thing one needs lessons for. How wrong I was!

This book showed me just how easy it was to fall into the trap of internalised emotion and unfounded assumption, the tiny grain of sands that can be the starting point of friction and discontent between spouses or partners.

In awe at what I’d just discovered, I read on, wondering what more could be said on the subject. There are ways to allay every concern, tips on asking for help without sounding like a slave driver, ways to look at the other person’s perspective that you probably haven’t thought of before, and different angles to every line of reasoning. And when you’re done with that, you still get a set of winning principles which can be applied to more than just this situation.

This book is more than just an essay in how to divide chores evenly, it is a lesson in how to be more attuned to the people around you, and ultimately to yourself, and also a lesson in communication. No one ever made much progress by avoiding interaction with the world outside themselves, and this book shows you the steps you need to take to get there. After all, we all want progress, we all want to be winners, and we all want fair, ethical treatment. Read this book, and encourage the others in your life to do the same. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

You don’t know you need to read this…until you do.

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