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Give your relationship a check up

Written by Marianne Heron with Paul Britton

A light-hearted check-up on how you work as partners.

ISSUE SHOCKING COULD BE BETTER REASONABLE SAINTLY
Sharing financial planning        
Respect partner’s need for space        
Share cooking/grass mowing        
Polite to partner’s friends you don’t like        
Share driving on long trip        
Apologise for bad temper!        
Show affection/compliment partner        
Go to something partner enjoys but you don’t        
Behaviour to partner different in public        
Remember birthdays/anniversaries        
Let partner decide when you don’t agree        
Sympathise when partner upset/unwell        
Keep sense of humour when things go wrong        
 
WHO DOES WHAT? YOUR PARTNER TOGETHER JUST YOU
Pays the bills does tax returns      
Balances the budget      
Decides where to go on holiday      
Chooses the decor and furnishings      
Looks after investments      
Does the washing/ washing up      
Plans our social life      
Walks the dog      
Chooses where to live      
Decides on insurance cover      
Who decided to read this guide?      
 

This excerpt was taken from Rewire Don’t Retire, sponsored by Irish Life and Active Retirement Ireland. You can download the full guide HERE.