Do you work outside the home? Do you mow the grass, clean out the gutters, maintain the car, paint the house, repair the leaky roof, rake leaves or anything other than what you listed? When you were reading that list, were you thinking "Well that's what men are supposed to do." ? We all have our 'chores", and I don't think you're asking for anything out of the ordinary, but there are some people that don't know how to say thanks or show much affection, you may just have to accept that?