Gone are the days when the typical woman slaved over a hot stove while her man watched TV with a beer in his hand--or, if they're not gone, they're certainly numbered. Since working women are easily as busy as their male counterparts these days (if not more so), it only makes sense to split the housework down the middle.

But men may not always be happy to pick up a dish rag or broom. Your man might complain, beg off, or conveniently forget to do his share of the chores. Don’t be fooled by his avoidance tactics, and don't let him get away with them. Lay down a few rules and use a few creative persuasion tactics of your own. Click through the slide show below for some tips.

(Photo by Tim Lucas via Flickr Creative Commons)

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