My boyfriend does all of the yard work and I do most of the cooking and cleaning, occasionally he'll help me around the house and stuff. I don't mind doing yard work but I know some guys who say they don't like their women doing 'Manly' things, I wanna help him out just like he helps me out so I'm kinda curious guys do you like or would you like if your woman helped with stuff like that?
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I use to love having a woman that helps out, but at this point in my life I am more about gender roles. You see if you help him with yard work, and he doesn't help you with as much of the cooking and cleaning as you think he should, then you can start to build resentment. I would rather have our jobs spelled out clearly, so that neither of us ends up feeling like we are the only ones contributing, or that we are contributing too much. Mixing and matching gender roles is a recipe for resentment, as both people start to think the other one isn't doing enough. Even though I hate yard work, unless I am sick or injured I would rather do the yard work myself, and avoid any fights later on about me not contributing as much as she thinks I should.1