Our expert says:
If he can't be bothered to earn enough to pay his share of the household and family expenses, the least he could do would be household chores and other odd jobs, to at least spare you that burden. You wouldn't need to do anything like tryin to control him, if he had the gumption to control himself, as an adult man is supposed to do.
Are you saying that after your last talk, he HAS started doing some cooking, cleaning, etc ? If so, praise him lavishly and make him feel good for doing these necessary things - that's a more effective was to influence his behaviour.
Any chance of some marriage / couples counseling sessions ?
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