Can you be a good wife and not cook?

United States
August 3, 2010 12:35pm CST
I think you can. I have always been a worker bee. I can cook but my husband perfers to do so. He enjoys making the food because he has diabetes so he can monitor what goes in the dishes he eats. Also we always get a balanced meal. I pick up the slack in that I work long hours and bring home a nice check. I also do a lot of other stuff around the house. I don't think culinary skills shold equate to marraige material.
6 responses
@kim2089 (34)
• Philippines
23 Aug 10
for me, i think i can be a good wife...that's not only the base to be a good wife.. it's also to show your care,loving,loyal for you husband..and it will be a good the taste of your husband..
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
Hi Tika Talk, My husband knows how to cook few meals, more on frying and grilling but I do not always allow him to do so. I prefer to do the cooking myself. I feel better that way but I also believe that it's not supposed to be a guaranteed part of the package. A wife may choose not to do so if she wishes and no husband should obligate a wife to do otherwise. For my part, I am most happy to hear my husband and kids appreciate my cooking each day. It somehow boosts my self esteem. Have a nice day!
@pastigger (618)
• United States
6 Aug 10
I wish my husband would cook more. But at this point if I don't cook we wouldn't eat. I have been cooking more since having our daughter. I really don't think it matter who cooks as long as it gets done. We all need to work as a team.
@dodo19 (33326)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Aug 10
I have to agree with you. I have to admit that I'm not much of a cook. My husband is more of the cook. We do try to cook together though. Although I don't really cook a lot, I do think that I am a good wife. My husband has certainly told me that I am.
@Galena (9123)
3 Aug 10
as long as you work as a team and equally share the workload, it doesn't matter who does which tasks. marriage is a team. and your gender doesn't dictate which of you should do what.
@GDTimothy (446)
• United States
3 Aug 10
I have to agree! One of my best friends does all the cooking when he's home. His wife can cook, but she defers to him when he's home from work. I think that cooking doesn't matter in many happy marriages. Few people these days fall in love because of cooking skills! :-)