Is the housewife position dead?

United States
August 12, 2008 9:47pm CST
Recently I was conversing with some male co-workers. I explained to them that the only way that i would get married to a man was if he allowed me to be 100% domestic. My bargain of the marriage would be to take care of the house and family. I would have no problem with being completely submissive to my husband but on 1 condition, that he would make sure that I was tooken care of financially, physically and mentally. My male co-workers laughed and told me good luck? So is this type of woman still desirable to men?
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• United States
13 Aug 08
Sure it is. I am a SAHM. I say that with pride. I had a hard time leaving my job and learning how to not associate who I am with what I did. I was a college professor so I left behind a lot of education and training to do what I did - teach college. Once you have children, you may find it is cheaper to stay home if you calculate all the costs of working. I also realized that if I could ask my baby what she preferred, she'd want to spend the day with mom instead of in daycare. My mom stayed home with me so I can relate. I now look back and wonder why it was so hard to leave teaching. I love being home with my kids. Someday I will go back to teaching or doing something other than staying home.
@Kat4676 (474)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I would love to be a full time SAHM but for us it is near impossible. :)
@RebeccaLynn (2256)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I am a full time housewife. I have my hobbies and things that I do online to make a little extra money but my husband tells me that being a full time mother is the most honorable job that a woman can have. Staying home was his idea. I used to work outside of the home but we realized that no one else can raise our children the way that Mommy can. I know a lot of men who want their' wives to stay home. It's a full time job but I think that my family is better off this way.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
13 Aug 08
it's a personal thing, i couldn't do it. i only work morning and night, but it helps. it's geting harder to surive on one income now. but if the husband is in a well paying job why not stay home, plus there's other things you can do from the home round everything you do at home. might also depend on how the man was brought up on if they like that kind of thing or not. my mum stayed at home but we also were on the farm, so she helped do things there and my dad also worked away every 2nd week so we all helped out.