single income is too rough and stressful these days. everything is so fast paced and cost of living is jacked up so high. i would never want a single income anymore. its too hectic for all that. Plus i would feel horrible if she was working and i wasn't :/
@t-8900 Same here, man. I would never allow anyone to let me mooch off of them. It's just not right.
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You meant you don’t need any man who doesn’t have a job…?
It’s not 1954 but in plenty of places most men provide the money for the household while the women doesn’t
did you know that back during the 1980s and prior, women just got married when they couldn't find a job, just so their husbands can support them?
@shaysh87 that’s pretty sad
For women or men?
Sad on women’s part embarrassing on mens
I feel sorry for anyone man or women married to someone that doesn't work. No way to divorce them with out paying for years for it.I feel sorry for anyone that can't support themselves and being dependent on another person as well. It creates an imbalance in the relationships at some piont and one starts to feel intitled while other feels taken advantage of... or a little of both. For me once kids were raised and gone wife still didn't work. Yeah she stayed home with the kids,, but after 12 to 14 its not like they needed her. But expectation was I would keep working into my sixties and she'd do what? She had a masters degree, and wouldn't work... then complain about me fir everything. Kicked her to the curb.
the idiots on this website wouldn't agree with you. Housewifery is over glorified and worshipped on here. But little does anyone really know the consequences of it.
It works for some people and doesn’t for others. No reason to feel sorry for them. Back in the day was different, was barely any way for women to make money.
@askerBack then , times were different. Women were expected to be subservient to their husbands. Women had to cook, clean for her husband, wash and rub his feet when he came back from work, help him wash his plates whenever he was finished eating. If your husband wanted a sandwich, it was the woman's responsibility to make it. The man of the house was supposed to have power over his wife. Women were forced to comply with what was normal in the 1950s. Women always saw this as their reality and never knew of another reality. Independent women were looked down on. They also had no way of divorcing their husbands because women typically didn't have education or skills which impeded their ability to survive on their own. Those who did divorce their husbands usually found their lives to be tremendously more difficult. Just because a couple aren't divorcing, it doesn't necessarily mean they are happy in their marriage. Some people are just willing to settle or tolerate BS. Nowadays, if men did this to women, women suffered abusive husbands
Nowadays if men did this to women, divorce would be all over the place.
I already said that. And divorce is all over the place. Women divorce men a lot especially rn
@asker some modern young couples are even avoiding marriage so they can have freedom to leave whenever they feel like.
@asker just feel like people just lack family values nowadays. Whenever parents break up, the children also lose a family. They would have to pick to live either when mom or dad. The most common is seeing dad only once or twice a month. Nowadays people look for each others flaws and every reason to divorce rather than to work on things to stick together. People are looking for the perfect partner and novelty rather than to build something beautiful.
@DaveJord I liked your first paragraph. But I can't agree with the second one; sorry.
@Jamie05rhs A woman who cannot provide for herself or can’t hold a job is not a sign of a responsible woman. And being married to a woman who can’t support herself will only add to the financial burden of raising kids. Many people don’t understand how expensive it is to raise children until they do it themselves.
@shaysh87 I agree... if she doesn't contribute then that puts more pressure on the man to work and hold down a job and having to be forced to put up with all type of crap at work because they can't afford to quit. If push comes to shove then yeah he could stay home and take care of the kids... but in 1954 there where expectations on what women and men were supposed to do... that's not he case today.. but if you don't work and someone else supports you then there are expectations and over time I think your just setting yourself up for failure if you don't accept your place in the world.
@Jamie05rhs I was raised by both parents who worked low wage jobs. Financial stressors can really make parenting to be very difficult and unenjoyable. Financial problems are also one of the top reasons for divorce.
Actually plenty of guys don’t care if the women supports financially or not
Wow seriously did you live in Fort Worth?
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