The Secret To A Happy Marriage


I know the definitive answer to the question, “What is the secret to a happy marriage?”.

Would you like to know what it is?

Are you sure you can handle the truth?

Are you sure?



Prepare to be amazed.

Brace yourself.

Here it is.

The secret to a happy marriage is …


I’ll cook. You clean.


That’s it!


I’m here all week for all your KISS* counselling needs.



This post has been brought to you by an awesome mid-week American Thanksgiving feast and an abundance of leftovers neatly cleaned up and stored tidily in the fridge.


*Keep It StOOpid Simple (alternatively, Keep It Simple Sister)

About Peadyhttp://temperedwithkindness.comI’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way.

16 thoughts on “The Secret To A Happy Marriage

  1. My secret to my 20yr marriage. We make each other laugh til we cry every day. We are best goofy friends, and we laugh like fools every day.

  2. Noooooooooooo! This is the secret to a very unhappy marriage. When this was in play in our marriage, one of us were used to make things as dirty as possible (because that’s how his mom and him did things growing up – try to leave the most mess for the other to clean) and the other cleaned as she went. It was very unfair.

    • Awww. Yes, I know. I agree that it isn’t *just* that and also there is a level of consideration that has to be present at all times.

      Fair doesn’t exist.

      Equal is the goal.

      Habits, eh? Hoo boy!! Not easy to break. 😉

      Teach your boys to clean as they go for the love of their future partnerships! 😀


      You know, I mean KISS. Each couple finds what’s works best. It’s like a little dance for the first little while…

  3. I love this! Certainly, this doesn’t just apply to “I cook, you clean” but to oodles of other chores and tasks and finding a fair balance in the midst of it all. I think people often forget that relationships aren’t just about date nights and I love yous, but about being a team – truly partners partners in every aspect of your lives together. Such a great reminder. (Says the single girl)

    • YOU GOT IT!!

      I love that you did. 🙂

      Of course that is exactly it. It’s the division of labour, which isn’t always even, but does -over time- “even out in the wash”, as they say.

      There’s a LOT of work and God willing a OT of time. 😀

  4. lol This was us yesterday. I cooked; he did the dishes. But normally we just split the chores and sometimes we overlap. But we’re fresh and new in this marriage thing so we’ll see how long that lasts 😉

    • Hah! Thanksgiving is a good time to remember that there really isn’t and “I” in the marriage team.

      There are TWO!! 😀

      It does all even out and some jobs naturally fall to one or the other person, but they are not always obvious and as you said, many overlap.

      I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

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