MEN: Whether you should have your own show on Food Network or if you could burn the house down pouring cereal, here are a few things to keep in mind about cooking as it pertains to your relationship.
Many of the men’s responses referred to skill, but you don’t have to be a chef to be able to cook. It’s okay to not be the best on your first try, but it’s not okay to be totally dependent on another adult to feed you. What’s important is that you put forth the effort to contribute so that the burden isn’t only on her.
There are women who will gladly take on the responsibility completely, but that’s no longer the norm. Most women prefer for both to contribute in the kitchen, so it’s best to assume some of the responsibility. What’s important is that you talk about it and agree on an arrangement that works for the two of you. If attempting to cook is a fire hazard, an option may be to always clean the kitchen after the other person cooks.
Another great suggestion we got from @tydeecoo is to AT LEAST have a few basic meals and specialty recipes you know how to make well. If you’re constantly telling yourself, “I can’t cook!” What you’re really saying is, “I won’t cook.” That statement not only limits your capability, it also limits the partnership and intimacy in your marriage. Oh and one last thing, Dr. Kevin Leman says in his book that "Sex Begins in the Kitchen"👀 •