Running A Household Essay

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How much should a husband and a wife contribute to household chores is a major issue is marriages today. Should the man only take part a little, only helping out when the wife really needs help? Should he assume that the wife should run the house? Or should he participate in a least half the work, making the house egalitarian? Could he assume that the wife feels over worked between a job and running the house that she should cut her hours at work or ultimately quit? But what about the wife? Should she take on the responsibility just because or should she speak up for what she wants ; which is a helper not just a provider? Should she feel guilty for wanting help or should she trick herself into believing her husband is doing the best he can? If she quit her job, would that really help? Would she feel better and less stressed? These are major questions husbands and wives ask themselves.
So what do people consider typical family and how do they assume the household is ran. Most would say there was a wife who gets up early to get their child ready for school and make everyone lunches, all while trying to get ready for work herself. Her husband on the other hand would only worry about himself; maybe reading the morning paper and getting ready work. Both would leave for work but the wife would take their child to school. In the afternoon, the wife would leave work early because she worked fewer hours than the husband. She would then pick their child up from school and run a few errands all before returning home to cook and do laundry. This is all done without the help of her husband. Once he made it home, he would watch TV and occasionally play with their child before heading to bed. The wife would be responsible for getting their child ready for bed and making sure everything in the house was organized before returning...

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