United States
March 20, 2008 12:41pm CST
ok what do you think that a relationship should be? 50-50 which is equal or one holding more of the resposibility than the other. such as for example husband and wife...wife does most of the caretaking and husband does nothing but work!
3 responses
• United States
21 Mar 08
A marriage should be 50/50. But how you divvy up the 50/50 responsibilities is between you and your partner. For my husband and I, we both work, he works full time and I work part time and I go to school and I take care of the house, but he does most of the cooking. That is kind of what we came up with that works for us and seemed fair. We live in a world that is changing very fast, it is no longer the wife stays home and cares for the family while the husband works. Things are to expensive anymore for just one partner to be working. At least if you want to live comfortably. It comes down to what you and your partner think is best for you.
@aowaow (1516)
• Indonesia
20 Mar 08
By nature, it is 50-50. But the application isn't that so simple. In some cases, hubby and wife also work in office and share the same quality of money earner for the family, the home left to those house-keeper or baby sitters nowadays. This would be need both party's agreement, whom will do which part. And usually, the best part is with no 3rd party's interference, that will make a solid ground for the decision making. What you are saying is the sample of our past generation, where men works outside, and women as house-wives. There are good point on this, but nowadays increasing costs forced some women to leave their nature to make some additional income for the family. Then, real problem comes. The women face two worlds of different method.
@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
20 Mar 08
In my point of view, a relationship should be as close to 50/50 as possible. I think both should bring something to the table, so to speak. It doesn't necessarily mean that both have huge careers, or that one does all the house work while the other takes care of the kids. It should be shared.