Dear Massi, My wife is so lazy. She leaves dishes and plates in the sink piled up until the cleaner comes.

She doesn’t wash clothes for weeks on end. She would rather buy new socks and underwear than be bothered washing them.

My wife does not work. I work full-time so there is only so much I can do.

I have started dry-cleaning my own clothes.

During the fasting period I made my own iftari because she goes off to her mum’s every night to eat.

I don’t know how to resolve this.

Massi says, It would create a harmonious environment if the domestic work was split between you both.

Talk to your wife in a calm and non combative way and ask her how she thinks you can both ensure the chores are done effectively.

Explain that you do not expect her to do everything alone, and with the help of a cleaner, you can both try to come up with a compromise with the remaining chores.

Communication without casting blame is key here. That way she is likely to understand.