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Men pitching in more -- and liking it

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Who does the chores around your house? Gone are the days of "woman's work" or a "man's job." Men are pitching in and enjoying it, according to a new study.

"I get no satisfaction from dusting and vacuuming, but definitely from cooking," said Katen Amin, a husband and father of two.

He has a long list of tasks that he has to get done during the work week: "Pick the kids up from school, bring them home, get dinner ready, bathe them, feed them, and then take them off to bed."

He says since he has the more flexible work hours than his wife, he's happy to help out.

"I think now it's about being part of a team. With the current economy, you need two parents to work. If you look at the cost of daycare and other school necessities in general, it's extremely expensive, so both parents have to work. So with that means working as a team," he explained.

This type of teamwork keeps men happy, according to a Cambridge University study. That's right guys -- you actually enjoy doing chores.

"In recent years, I do find that more men are pitching in and it can create more of a harmonious household when men do pitch in," said couples counselor Christine Hardway.

She said it's a great way to avoid arguments and grow together.

"It really says, you know, I respect you, I care about you, we're in this together, we're partners."

Happy wife, happy life -- and that's one more thing you can check off the list.

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