6 Real-Life Couples Tell Us Who Handles The Ghar Ka Kaam
They say marriages are made in heaven. But the living together? That has to happen right here, on earth. And while it’s a lot of romance, cuddles, and late night conversations, it’s also paying bills, handling responsibilities, and a lot of ‘adulting’. Wait, this adulting bit is not what we signed up for!
With both of you being breadwinners, both of you have to be householders too! Which means you have to breakdown chores. He takes out the trash, you handle the cooking. You take care of the bills, he does the dishes. Sorted? Maybe not. Whose job is it anyway? Isn’t it #GharSabkaKaamSabka?
Taking off from a recent Scotch-Brite campaign which speaks about this, we got in touch with 6 real-life couples asking them how they divide their responsibilities at home, and some very fun things came up.
Lisabelle and Brian Pereira
We are both working, so we share responsibilities. She’s not a morning person, so I don’t mind taking care of the breakfast. Also, it means that I can cook something I love! When it comes to other chores, it’s more of an equal partnership. We divide tasks like washing clothes, cleaning up etc. She does have to remind me more than I would like, though. (laughs) But the one area that is non-negotiable is the kitchen. We simply don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink, even if we are exhausted. Both of us are particular about that. In fact, I am extremely particular about being clean.
Valencia and Sherwin Isaac
We’ve been together for 9 years, married for one and a half. It’s been smooth sailing, till now at least. We discuss and share our responsibilities. I usually take care of household chores like washing clothes, doing the dishes etc. Valencia handles the cooking bit. But Valencia is definitely the one who’s more of a stickler for cleanliness. She tends to attack dirt and grime with a vengeance, and needs everything to be squeaky clean. When it comes to dishes, she wants them to look spotless, so she sometimes goes at them even after I’m finished with them. Yes, she can be a little weird like that.
Mansi Shah and Paritosh Dagli
Okay, I have to admit, I am the lazy one. I love food, so I don’t mind cooking. In fact, I enjoy it quite a bit. And I tend to try all sorts of experiments, so I don’t want him meddling with my process, or the lack of it. This means that Paritosh is saddled with the responsibility of everything else. He’s actually pretty good at juggling household chores with his business. Of course, there’s an occasional flare up about how off key his singing is while he does the dishes, but overall he’s great at being a responsible adult. Which is more than I can say for myself.
Natasha And Vikram Nagwekar
In our home, chores are everyone’s responsibility. I am not saying everyone is happy about it! *laughs*. We actually have a chore chart stuck to our fridge, and my two girls, Natasha and I have our weekly jobs on it. And yes, I make that list. My kids have chores like putting away the dishes, making their beds, and folding their own clothes. Natasha and I share responsibilities like cooking, washing and doing the dishes. It’s so much better when everyone chips in though. That’s how a family works!
Anusha and Kunal Shah
We have been together for 3 years now, and it’s been a roller coaster ride. We have insanely busy jobs, but we do try and leave work by 6 pm, so we can squeeze in family and personal time. I guess our biggest bone of contention is that Anusha like things clean and organised, and I am rather comfortable with the mess. Thankfully, we both agree on having the kitchen always looking spotless. And I can proudly say that I really do pitch in on that front *pulls up collar with aplomb*. My wardrobe though, and I am sure Anusha will agree, that’s her nemesis. She really wants me to clean that up and I can’t be bothered.
Yashna and Rushil Nichani
We’ve been together for 5 years, and married for 6 months. Marriage shows you shades of a person you didn’t know existed. I think Yashna wasn’t expecting it, but I am quite hands-on when it comes to household chores. Maybe that’s also because I am borderline obsessed with cleanliness. I will pick on tiny spots or dirt specks, and go after them with a cloth and a bunch of industrial strength cleaning products. I am that particular about dishes as well. Thank god Yashna is a bit of a germaphobe, she’s gives them all a complete wipe down before we eat a meal. We make a great pair!
These couples sure seem to be making it work, and you have to love how easy it is when everyone shares responsibility. That’s exactly what the brand, Scotch-Brite believes in. Everyone living in the house needs to pitch in with the chores. Tell us how you and your partner are all about dividing and conquering with the hashtag #GharSabkaKaamSabka.
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* This is a dedicated post in collaboration with Scotch-Brite.