Also known as just plain crappy housework, domestic labor can also be a source of friction down the road. Even if you’re fortunate enough to have a housecleaner for periodic deep cleaning, nothing except nightly takeout will stop the flow of dishes, counter-spraying, and crumb-sweeping. Add children and their unending parade of toys, misplaced shoes, and dirty clothes into the mix, and you’re staring down the barrel of hours of extra work per day.
How will it be divided? Are there gender-based expectations of how this work will get accomplished? Remember to include cooking, kitchen clean-up, laundry, yard work, home repairs, and bill-paying in the discussion.