What is the role of a wife???

@kwenge (2492)
Kenya
November 24, 2007 3:41am CST
Hey people, am soon getting married and I don't really know roles of a wife in a home. Can somebody give me a clue? thanks alot.
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• Philippines
24 Nov 07
personally i think its the role of the wife to budget their family income and take care of the kids. its also her job to make sure that everything is in order at home, cook dinner but not really always.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Hey girl! First of there are many roles a wife plays. The question I would have to ask you is what do you and your fiance want a wife to be? In some nationalities, the wife is the caregiver, the man is the bread winner. In todays world, it takes two incomes to really be able to live comfortably. I would sit down by yourself and seriously think of what kind of a woman you are. What you believe would make you happy. For me, I enjoy beign the woman who cooks, and cleans, and takes care of my man. However, he is by my side for everything. He is my protector. He takes care of me (or at least I let him think he does). By this I mean that I can take care of myself and my children but I dont put it in his face. I respect his opinions and beliefs and he respects mine. I am the type of old school woman and proud of it. Be proud of what you choose to determine your role as a wife no matter what any one.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
a good always knows whats going to be best for the family my dear.. Coz woman serves the light of the family and your hubby to be is the foundation.. if you put that together everything serves in harmony with in the family.. Goodluck My friend Kwenge!
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@noriko (1254)
24 Nov 07
well it depends of what kind of husband you have. i am married for 7 years now and we have a son 21 months old. during the first years we both are working and enjoying our lives. when i started to conceive i decided to stay home and wait for our baby. we share chores inside the house. until now that we have a son, we still share the chores, talks about finances and payables. but i take care of our son 24/7
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• India
26 Nov 07
Are yu house wife ? 1,Then yu have to lots of things manage otherwise its very difficult ? Are yu nuclear family or Joint family.. yu have to consider yur husband house like yur house, dont do any parciality with any of the husband family members , always help to mother in law for cooking and other house hold work, like thst so many thigs yu have to do .. Ok all the best
• United States
26 Nov 07
Congradulations! This is a dangerous question to ask. When you ask what are the roles of a wife you get all kinds of cultural backwash and training issues. The real answer is something you have to discover for yourself. As your marriage grows you have to work with who you are, who he is, and how the two of you fit together. It isn't fair to try and cookie cutter yourself, him, and your relationship into what other people believe each of your roles together should be. Plus your roles may change due to different situations. When both of you have jobs, or different jobs, kids, or if you become a stay at home mom or a housewife (or if he were to be a stay at home dad or househubby). Just relax, go with the flow and you will figure it all out, in due time.
@urbandekay (18314)
25 Nov 07
I see you are from Mombasa, are you Muslim? I think your role will be different in a Christian and Muslim household. Though from what I have seen of Kenyan males, he will expect you to work, do the housework, bring up the children, look after him and most other things. all the best urban
• Kottayam, India
25 Nov 07
She is your private secretary/just like harlot in bed/caring like a mother are few tip-s
@nkhanna (926)
• India
25 Nov 07
hi kwenge.first of all congrats for your marriage.well i have been married for qute some time now.i think all that you need to do as a wife is just love your hubby as much as you can.try to respect his feelings and emotions always.love and respect his family members as you do to your family.share each and very thing of your life to your hubby.the relation of a husband and wife is just bases on faith and love.so keep a balance of both.dont keep any secret from him.you will have to look after the household budget as well as his kids.dont worry its very simple.enjoy your married life.i wish you all the best
@anniepa (26613)
• United States
24 Nov 07
What an interesting question! What is the role of a wife...a wife is a best friend, a lover, a nurse, a housekeeper, a chef and so many more things. As in every other "role" in life a wife has many titles. Most importantly as wife is a life partner. Each couple must find their own definitions and draw their own "lines" within their home. For some it's still the old-fashioned , traditional role for the wife as homemaker and eventually stay-at-home mom. Often today it's not at all like that. The key is to find the "role" that fits your marriage and your lifestyle and hope you and your future husband are on the same page. Best of luck to you both in your coming marriage and may you share many love filled years together! Annie