Over the years, I have studied up on the underlying issues that come up with chores and household matters. This article sums it up perfectly: 4 Reasons We Fight Over Chores
Once you read through this brief article, you will find that this topic of conflict is not as “patty cake” as you would think. There is a lot more to sharing a space with someone. It’s important that the tasks involved with running a household are addressed fairly and consistently so that you don’t feel frustrated. In a household, there should be a sense of teamwork, respect, and appreciation. An example of successful communication could be saying: “I know that I am responsible for taking care of (chore), but I did not have time to do it so I will take care of it at (date and time).” If you think about this outside of the context of family relationships, it can help make it easier to understand. Take employer and employee communication for example. I believe when we have an employer we demonstrate these communicative qualities so we can keep our jobs. If we want to keep our housemates happy, we need to also do the same thing within our own walls at home.