Who should be the haead of the house?

@nairjula (453)
India
February 26, 2007 1:23am CST
Whos should be the head? The husband or wife? I think it is as per the choice of the family. But the financial freedom and the overall boldness decide. Usually, it could be the husband, But in many case it is the wife. Whats your take?
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I'd have to say that it depends on the couple. We are equal in my home, but sometimes one or the other (husband or wife) just does not have the common sense to handle the household decisions and management of the money. Sad, but true.
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@nairjula (453)
• India
26 Feb 07
Im my home, we both discuss and decide almost all matters.Both of us work and earn equally as well. But there are occassions where my wife beleives that me(Husband) is the main decision maker.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
How do you feel about that? I mean, do you make most of the decisions because she just not want to and would rather let you decide -or- because your decisions are better?
@VAnnasamy (426)
• India
26 Feb 07
In maximum part of India, husband heads the family. Normal conditions should be whoever is confident to handle any situation and has the ability to lead the family. Money can be earned some way or the other. But managing the family meticulously is what matters. I think, out of year long habits, husbands are heading the family. Anybody with cool HEAD can HEAD and take AHEAD the family.
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@nairjula (453)
• India
26 Feb 07
mm, you are right in the Indian context. May not be true in the western world.
• United States
26 Feb 07
I agree that it should be a decision made for each family looking at their own circumstances. But I also think that it depends on what your definition of "head of house" is. If it means who makes all the decisions then I would say there would be no head but the husband and wife should do that together. I do believe that it is "better" in general for a man to be the "breadwinner", but that is because I think that for the well being of children they should have a mom that is able to stay home with them.
@unithorn (193)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Why not share obligations and make decisions together? Even if it seems quite obvious that one person is the head of the household, it may not always be the case.