Again I can hear a feminist say, “that’s not funny.”
They heard that…
Oh this is gonna be one heck of an example of perpetual marital bliss!
sigh, I appreciate that my hubby made it possible for me to not have to go to work. Now he is getting closer to retirement and our finances will change yet again. Not earning a salary never made me feel in his shadow. Earning a salary was never a measure of my worth but a means to pay for the things we need and want.
Her rant would be more effective if she’s ever actually supported herself.
Of course later on Wally started another fight by saying they didn’t need Joan’s income.
I remember working long before I met my future husband, after marriage and not in the metro town, we had our first child, My pay not great, husbands than was. If I knew now back then I try to stay with the job until better.
Husband grew up in a more traditional thinking household- guys do guy things and girls do girl things. I grew up in a house with all girls – if we didn’t help with the snow clearing, car, etc. no one was there to help dad. I was also raised that girls can do anything (except pee standing up – dad always said that as a joke). Mom had worked her way through college. We all got degrees in business fields and all went to grad school.
When I told husband when we were getting serious that I planned to keep working it shocked him, but he loved me and we went ahead. We had figured when we had children we would both work from home (in 2 different professions) and while I was out at clients he could see his clients at home and be there for the children when they were home.
Married 39 years – never lucky enough to have children. When we were first married I made more than him. Then over the years he was the head of a not for profit agency and he made more than me – I socked away money from what we made. About 10 years ago he was terribly burned out at work and I ran the numbers several way and told him to quit. He did. We both work part time now in our professions from home, with me making more than him again.
We each have given to the marriage what the marriage and the two of us needed and each received the same from each others. It has had highs and lows, but we have always had each other to lean on.
Stone Soup goes along with what my parents taught us – everyone should be able to support themselves and/or their family if needed.
August 16, 2013
October 23, 2016