Duties of a wife

@kishusia (1069)
India
May 24, 2007 8:06pm CST
What you think should be the duties of a wife? Please post your responses. I will then post my views about it.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
25 May 07
My ideas of the duties of a wife are pretty much the same as my ideas of the duties of a husband: being loving, respectful, and honest, and contributing to the household in whatever ways suit the person's interests and abilities. I don't particularly feel the rules for either gender should be different, and I'm really happy that my husband behaves in the same way he expects me to behave.
• United States
25 May 07
I agree with lecanis...the duties are to be the same as my husband. Why should "wife" duties be any different than the husband? I cook, clean, take care of my daughter, wash clothes, give him the respect he deserves & he does the same as well. Its 50/50 between us and I wouldnt want it any other way.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
25 May 07
*nods* People tend to be surprised to hear the extent to which my husband takes care of our son. But since we both work full-time, it comes down to whose schedule aligns in the right way to do things for him, rather than being a conscious choice to take that duty. I really love that we can both do whatever needs to be done, around the house or in any other way. I would not have married someone who expected me to do anything they weren't willing to take part in as well.
• India
25 May 07
I am a Hindu. In Ramayana, Sita has set up standards of a wife. Every woman should follow those standards.
• India
27 May 07
Sita decided to share in Ram's exile and followed him into the forest. She even went through the agnipariksha to prove her purity however after he abandoned her she refused to go back to him. She refused even after he pleaded with her. She would not budge even for the sake of her children. I agree, I think Sita is a good role model- women should love their husbands and support them but if they do not reciprocate then they should have the courage to quit the relationship.
• India
27 May 07
I think that wives have pretty much the same duty in a marriage as husbands do- to love and support each other.
• India
26 May 07
i think the duty of a wife is to respect every member of her family
• Philippines
25 May 07
as a wife it doesnt mean that we are in charge of all the chores in the house.As a wife means a lot.and it takes a lot of responsibilities because we take charge of the kids,the house and somehow everybodys welfare in the house.But taking chores is a give and take thingsbeing a wife is being a superwoman in the house,because even if your husband is around everyone else is expecting from you.Being a wife is being a mother to your kid and a partner to your husband.it maybe tiresome but its rewarding because you've got to serve everybody in the house especially your kids and husband.
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
25 May 07
As a wife I dont have duties, I do many things that a wife should do such as housework,being a helpmate for my husband.As a wife I am my husbands best friend,and a lover,I stand by his side and support him in his dicusions.