House work is necessary if you want to be a good wife ?

China
January 11, 2008 8:20pm CST
I doubt it very much
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12 responses
• Italy
13 Jan 08
I'm not that skilled in housework that much and when I'll get merried I don't want to do all the work by myself also because I think I'll work a lot. The card of "I don't know how to do houseworks and you do" can't be played with me so we both will learn to take care of the house *together*.
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I agree with you 100%. If me cleaning the house is the only way for my husband to love and respect me then what about EVERYTHING else in life? Does that mena I can have an affair as long as he doesn't have ring around the collar?
@barnkinney (1343)
• Philippines
13 Jan 08
i don't think doing house work would make you a good wife. even if you don't do house work, i think you can be a good wife.
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@musicman6 (2393)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Housework has nothing to do with being a good wife! Housework should be shared among all that live there!
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I doubt it too...
16 Jan 08
Does being a good bread winner make a good husband? I don't think so, so why should how we clean the house and make the dinners determine whether we are good wives. Maybe what would make good wife is for the husband to help out more so we could have more time to relax together.
@florlei (46)
• Philippines
12 Jan 08
I am a Filipina and we are the kind of housewives who spoon feed their husbands... and what's the best way to take care of your hubby but to do the house chores willingly to please him. Taking care of the household is part of your responsibility. It's the same as taking care of your husband. If there is love within the relationship then you'll have no doubts about it.
• Italy
13 Jan 08
Instead if I'll get married I don't think it will be MY responsability. If we both work then why I have to work also in the house and he instead can rest. Love has nothing to do with it in my opinion.
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• Germany
18 Jan 08
It's not the basis of being a good wife but it has to be done. Even if one is single and living alone, houseworks are present. It's simply a part of living. But doing extra things like choosing a nice-smelling fabric conditioner for your husband's clothes, or serving breakfast at the garden, balcony or in bed, or mending that hole on his pants which was there for a long time, etc, makes one not only a good wife but also most importamtly, a loving and considerate one.
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
being a good wife is not only doing house work but how you contribute to manage the home with love and care. For me, i love doing housework to keep our house clean and cook food for my family because after a long hard work of my husband at the office i want him to be relaxed when he get home enjoys what i cook for him. and it really touches my heart and flattering when he said that i really like the food you cooked for me! hahaha! do you think there's a husband likes to go home with a dirty messy home and empty food? This is not necessary but this is a responsibility.
@neelygal (1022)
• Bahamas
17 Jan 08
I dont think that is true.I do the housework most of the time but on the weekends I do expect a little help from my husband.Housework has nothing to do with being a good wife.A good wife is someone that listens to your problems,tries to help you fix them and is there for you if you dont get them solved.A good wife will hve dinner ready for you no matter how tired she is or how hard a day she has had.A good wife will read your mind when you are too tired to tell her what you need.A good wife will accept you back after you make mistake after mistake with her.A good wofe is very hard to find,do you consider yourself one?
• United States
16 Jan 08
I will also have to disagree with this statement like you...because the priorities of being a good wife would be to care for the family and nurture them house work is the last thing on my mind...it does need to be done but done by both husband and wife and when the kids are at a certain age they too have chores to do...
@missybal (4490)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Well I guess that makes me a bad wife since my husband likes to do a lot of the house work when he is home. I would say that you must work in some way to be a good wife (or husband). That doesn't always mean house work for the woman.
@anys1972 (22)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 08
I always do all my work house at home.Eventhough everyday I work at the office.I'm a teacher. I have 1 son. Tobe a good wife , I think you must be able to handle all things at home. Your husband wiil be happy and add to love with you
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Somebody has to do it. Usually it is the person who does not have an outside job or if both are employed the one whose job is least rigorous and/or pays the most. Not always, but often that is the wife. If a woman chooses to stay home and take care of her children, then house work is her work, and she should do it as well as she can, but her husband should also respect that, help out frequently, and understand that it would cost a fortune to hire someone to take place of a "house wife." In most cases, it would cost much much more than the husband earns.