Warning: This post is all kinds of ghetto fabulous!
This letter popped up in my inbox on Monday night:
Dear Dr. Lauren,
My boyfriend and I moved in together last September. It's been great, but we have some issues when it come to cleaning the apartment. He's currently unemployed, and I work a decent amount. I feel like because he's home more, he should be doing the majority of the cleaning. (Plus, I do all of the cooking.) He agrees with me that this is fair. However, his idea of what "clean" is is different than mine. I'm not a neat freak or anything, but to me, closing the bedroom door so company doesn't see the piles of dirty laundry on the floor doesn't count as clean. And neither does just spraying some air freshener instead of cleaning the cat litter box.
Occasionally, I get mad and just say I'll do the cleaning myself so that it's done right, but he gets offended by this.
What should I do?
- Girlfriend of a dirty man (and not dirty in a good way)
I'm not really sure why I felt the need to answer this letter with a terrible hip hop song. Perhaps it's to make up for Monday's folk music monstrosity. Or maybe it's because I'm secretly addicted to The Black Eyed Peas right now and good ole Fergie is rubbing off on me.
Anyway, here I am, the whitest girl in the universe, attempting to break this beat and give a bit of advice.