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Rich Couple Bill And Melinda Gates Say They Still Do The Dishes Together Every Night

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Yeah, life must be extremely easy when you are married to one of the wealthiest men in the world, am I right?

Indeed, you’ll probably think that doing mundane household chores should never be a part of your daily schedule because you can easily afford to take on people to carry out day-to-day, tedious tasks.

And yet, rich couple and founders of one of the largest charities in the world Bill and Melinda Gates still make time to wash the dishes together every night.

Doing the dishes together every night is a tradition that this billionaire couple, who have been married for 25 years,  has maintained throughout the years.

According to Melinda Gates, a billionaire philanthropist and a mother of three, sharing household responsibilities in a marriage is a prerequisite for establishing a balanced and strong relationship.

In her book, she explains that she felt alone in her marriage when she was pregnant with her first child since Bill had a really busy schedule as the CEO of Microsoft. But, as time passed, she and Bill found a way to become more balanced. In one interview, Melinda says:

“One night I realized I was still in the kitchen a good 10, 15 minutes after everybody else doing the last-minute things.

“Sometimes in the moment my frustration or anger just comes out. So one night we stood up after dinner and people in the family started to melt away, like, off they go upstairs. So hand on my hips, I’m, like, ‘Nobody leaves the kitchen until I leave the kitchen!’”

Since that night, this family washes the dishes together  every night.