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Woman Should Let Men Help Them More

New study finds sharing chores with husband can be good for your health.
2:10 | 03/11/12

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Meryl Streep performed it perfectly when Margaret Thatcher once said that if you want something said. Ask a man if you want something done ask a woman. Well it turns out a new study shows that many wives actually feel that way but it also shows that husbands do want to help and there could be huge help pay -- If you let them is Claire Shipman. -- -- three its laundry she and her hair get dinner started. And the modern woman's time crunch but this -- in we can't blame slacker husbands or killer jobs anymore. Women still are holding themselves these standards that require. That there responsible for so much of what goes on at home. While really performing at war. I mean there. That's sprayed a surprising new survey by real simple magazine says women just need to look -- the Mir to find the -- we say our biggest impediments to free time our helicopter mothering hovering over our kids and housework. But most of us say our husbands KN and are willing to handle housework and especially to kids. But we don't delegate -- perfectionist. 28% of us say it's because we don't think it will get done right. And we hate cleaning but 45% of us wouldn't -- -- outsource it even if we could. Let's be honest we do it all because we can't -- good all of it. But -- tension over time can create very high levels of cortisol. A stress hormone that can contribute to heart disease diabetes and dementia a study just this week found that women's cortisol levels plummet -- spouses -- -- But of course we don't let them. Almost half of -- refused to take an hour of time for ourselves in less every sure -- that dreaded list is finished. But that's impossible it can pop the ball and we also found in the study that women who schedule their free time regardless of whether to do -- this checked off. Are happier. And more satisfied say researchers. Give -- a little control firm more contentment not a bad trade. Claire Shipman ABC news New York.

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