is it that, when a woman stops doing the housekeeping and
starts focusing on other interests, advice columnists suggest
she has depression?
it not possible that after more than 10 years of picking up
the messes, doing the laundry, cooking all the meals, and
generally running things, that she may have decided the payoff
wasn’t worth the effort?
is possible that one might choose to live in less than pristine
conditions just for the sake of more free personal time. If
a man is a bachelor and lives in squalor, it’s chalked
up to not knowing how to do housekeeping... but that’s
okay because he’s a man.
just read a column where a man bitched about coming home from
work and having to do all the housekeeping and cooking after
a long day. Boo. Hoo. I can’t say I feel for you. Perhaps
during the first decade of marriage your wife did all the
stuff while holding down a full time job. Once she had her
second child, she came to the full realization you’ve
been having a free ride. So she’s decided the tables
she went to working one day a week, gained weight, and let
the housekeeping go. She hadn’t changed the bed sheets
for 4 months? Maybe it's because she's too busy changing diapers
and figures you can take care of your own sweet ass. In four
months' time you couldn't get off your own butt to do a freakin'
load of laundry?
sounds to me that this woman has decided to see how the other
half lives. It can be quite a liberating experience. In a
cohabiting relationship, it takes two people to determine
the median state of cleanliness. And one person's tidy is
another person's squalor.
the day this was written: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8690-2005Apr22.html
the day this was posted: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/02/AR2005120201573.html