Challenge

I think the housework and child care should be divided fairly.

"Since returning to work, my wife says the housework is not divided evenly, or she wants more help with the children. I try my best, but I feel it's still split unfairly. How can we solve this problem?"

Solution

Check the workload and how much time chores will take with a shared calendar.

Add housework and family events to a shared calendar. By including daily chores such as meal preparation and washing, as well as one-off events such as medical vaccinations, you can understand what needs to be done and how much time it will take. You'll also be able to divide the tasks more fairly.

Data
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Professionals who trialed using a shared calendar reported more awareness of being involved in child care and household chores compared to before using the calendar.

For details, refer to the Survey Results of Working Couples (Japanese only PDF).

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Advice

A couple will be happier with a shared calendar.

Different understandings of what needs to be done and who's going to do it can lead to disagreements.

Deepening communication by using a shared calendar means both people can feel confident they're contributing to the household fairly.

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