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How A Live In Domestic Help Housekeeper Can Save Your Marriage

Posted by mcelynrh on May 20, 2009

By Alice Sy

March 27, 2009It may be incredible to think that a live in domestic help or housekeeper can save a marriage. Some marriages fail accordingly because the wife does not have the time for her husband anymore, and so when you think about this and some of the other causes why marriages fail, you will be able to link the two together.

When troubles arise because you do not get to spend enough time with your husband, the services of a live in domestic help or housekeeper will be most appreciated.

The wife normally does so many things in the house. She cleans, washes the dishes and the clothes; she also cooks, and basically, does everything else to make sure that the house is in order. While she may be viewed as a superwoman, doing all these things can be very tiring for her that when it is time for her to call it a day, the only thing that she can do is lie down and sleep — this means, no more special time with hubby.

However, if you have a hired live in domestic help or housekeeper, she can do some of the things you would have done yourself. She can wash the dishes for you, she can launder the clothes for you; she can even do the cooking once in a while. In short, your hired help can unload you of your basic duties, thus giving you more time to be with your husband.

It is the opinion of many people, however, that a hired full time housekeeper or live in domestic help is a luxury they cannot afford. In many countries, maid services can, indeed, be costly. However, if you consider the stress you experience, the lack of quality time with your family and the fights you have to endure with your partner as a result, hiring a full time maid can be less expensive in the end.

Nonetheless, in the event that you decide that getting a live in domestic help is, indeed, a good idea, consult your friends or family members so they can recommend someone they know. An alternative is to find likely candidates from reputable manpower agencies. Certainly, you would not want to hire just anybody, considering that she will be living in your home twenty four hours a day, so it is always advisable to ask for recommendations.

You should also be aware of the policies and guidelines in hiring a live in domestic help or housekeeper. Find out the minimum salary mandated by law and the benefits that you, as employer, should be giving your employees.

When you think about all these, having a full time housekeeper in your home or getting a live in domestic help, is undoubtedly a smart decision, especially if you want to make your marriage work.


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