what role r u playing house wife or working (career) wife?From which country r u

Kuwait
July 21, 2007 9:29am CST
I am an house wife.I am planning to join a job.This will b my first job after my marriage.I am Indian & now i live in kuwait. I want to know is it difficult for working women to manage personal life & career life? What abt u? What r role r u playing house wife or working wife? Is it difficult to manage personal life & career life?
7 responses
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I live in the U.S. I work full time teaching. My husband is still in school finishing his degree and he works part time on the weekends. So I'm not a house wife, but I do the same things a house wife does, cook, clean, wash clothes, and I still maintain a job. While other countries have different views about women working while married, etc, I think it is selfish and a bit lazy of women to stay at home as a "house wife" if they don't have kids. There is no reason for them to stay home if there are no children to take care of.
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• United States
25 Jul 07
I am a house wife. I am from The United States. When I had my first child I was seperated and I had to go back to work when he was one and a half months old. It was very difficult because he would not eat when I was at work. When he got older he was sick a lot, so I had to quit my jobs a lot. I later found out he had asthma. Now I am married and I stay home with our daughter. She is one and a half years old. We felt this was very important for her first year. I enjoy being a housewife, but sometimes you feel as if that is all that you are.
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
You can be a careerwoman and a wife at the same time. It's not difficult doing the same because if you're both working then you will both understand that you won't have all the time with each other.Just make it up through weekends, cook for him or dine out, watch movies. It's different when you have children because your attention will be divided.You need to have somehow time management skills to be able to do balance both career and family.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I'm a stay at home mom of 2 girls and I tried to go back to work after my first daughter made a year and it was pretty hard. I hated spending more time at the office then at home and it stressed me out alot. Then again that job stressed me out before I had a child. I won't do it for a while. Even though I miss the money my babies are too young right now.
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I am a working wife. I used to be a working mom, but the kids are grown. If you have a job that is close to home, it isn't real bad to work someplace. I have to drive 2 hours one way to work so the personal life gets a little stressed. It can be done. Sometimes will be harder than others.
• United States
21 Jul 07
I live in the United States and I am a WAHM (Work At Home Mommy) I have a home based business that I run as well as take care of my family. Is it hard?? Yes some days... other days its not... I think after a while... once you get into a routine... things become easier. Just like motherhood... once you get yourself into a routine and get used to the changes... alls well! Good luck in anything you do! Dawn
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I have been both a working wife and a house wife. I have never been a working mom. Since my son was born almost 3 yrs ago I have been home with him. I enjoy it very, very much and do not miss working at all. I think it would be difficult for me to work and still keep my house and be the mother and wife I want to be. When I was a working wife it was not difficult at all because my husband is incredibly helpful around the house.