Why do married women call them self’s Independent??

United States
September 8, 2006 1:03pm CST
I have been hearing a lot of women in relationships or married refer to themselves as independent. Why is that? If you independent you would not be married or in a relationship right? You wouldn’t have kids and be a stay at home mother while the husband brings home the money. You would think if you’re an “independent” women you would have you own house,car,money etc…
7 responses
• India
12 Dec 06
because they are Independent
@kcrowson (354)
• United States
8 Sep 06
You can be married and be independent. Just because you have a spouse does not mean you have to depend on them. In fact there are probably more dependent men than woman.
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
8 Sep 06
I am an independent woman because I am self sufficient. I don't have to rely on my SO to live or make major decisions.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
8 Sep 06
I think that people call themselves independant for many reasons. They aren't attached to their spouse or SO at the hip, they could support themselves fiancially, they don't rely on their spouses or SOs for everything - those make you independant. Single, married or in a relationship.
• Canada
8 Sep 06
Perhaps they mean career-wise. Are all of these women stay-at-home mothers? If so, perhaps they mean they are free spirits.
@ebberts (786)
• United States
8 Sep 06
I am an independant person. I like to do things for myself, at least as long as I am able to. I don't think my husband would want me to dependant on him for everything, I think it would drive him nuts.
• United States
8 Sep 06
That is one type of independence, however you can be a wife and mother and still be independent. Self thinkers, who do things on their own and not wait for their husbands or friends to do it for them. Haven't you met independent children? They want to learn and do for themselves? They still have parents who care for and nuture them. Marriage is a partnership not a dependence.