Unless one has an ulterior (usually nefarious) motive, no one looks forward to getting divorced when they get married. Unfortunately, wedded bliss eventually winds down and the real work of a relationship ponies up to the equation — work, children, mortgage — making married life a treasure map you have to carefully navigate to find the chest of gold (or at least, a good night's sleep).
But is there any way to avoid any of these travails that hamper even the best marriages? Writing for Time, Taylor Tepper has begun a column as a first-time dad, and his entry, "Why a Maid is a Better Investment than a Divorce Lawyer," certainly caught our eye. In it, he lays down the argument of why he needed to stop coming up with excuses not to get one (inducing that he likes to wash dishes!), and face the reality of the new life that comes with children.
"There's an economic argument in favor of paying someone else to do mundane chores," Tepper writes. "With only so many hours in a day, every second you're rinsing dishes or walking dirty clothes to the laundromat is a second you could have used to further your career, to spend more quality time with your kid, or to actually have an adult conversation with your spouse."
Why a Maid is a Better Investment than a Divorce Lawyer (Time)