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4/1/14 3:39 A

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I'm sure an idealistic man wrote this article back in the 50's!

Absolutely not reasonable to expect from women to be a doormat in any time period. I don't think a wife who have more than 1 young child could make sure the house was perfect so the man didn't come home to a bit of a mess though some days. I grew up in the 70's and 80's and my mom had a time of it with 2 young ones herself. She worked outside the home as well.
I think a couple should help one another in all areas of their marriage and understand one another. Even in the times of the 50's and before taking care with a house and children was hard work. I think a man should stay at home with young children for a year or two and then talk to women about how realistic it is to adhere to that kind of list lol.

Some of the comments to that article were a bit much for me to stomach, if two people agree to have a traditional marriage and can afford it than more happiness and power to them but for most families its not really an option. To outsiders it appears that my husband and I have a traditional marriage. However, we both work and provide for our family but I work from home and take care with most of the inside chores and he does the outside work. We help one another and take the stress and pressure of everyday life off of one another when we need it.
This idea that women should step in line for a man doesn't sit well with me, what happened to cooperation and helping one another?

If my husband stayed out all night and wouldn't expect me to say anything about that, yeah, good luck with that idea! His ideas and thoughts are more important than mine, yeah, okay. That's not much of marriage its more of a dictatorship.

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3/27/14 2:57 P

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I too would not agree with staying out all night!!

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3/27/14 12:33 A

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It would be a little difficult to achieve, wouldn't it?

I liked what some of the people commenting had to say, that they agreed with some points (trying to make our homes a haven for our husbands), but that the man's topics of conversation were more important than the woman's, and that it's okay if he stays out all night were too much. That's for sure!

Interesting read.

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3/26/14 9:49 P

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ive actually read that article before and ive always wondered how many women were able to be a "good wife " according to the article

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3/26/14 8:26 A

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I don't think I will share it with mine either. LOL

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3/26/14 8:17 A

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Wow! That was pretty funny. "Don't get mad if your husband stays out all night because he works hard"??? Back in 1955 I doubt the husband could have survived a day in the wife's shoes. It's good to support your husband but what happened to the wife getting support?

That was a great article thanks for sharing it. It gave me a good chuckle to start the day....although I don't know if I'll share that one with my hubby...lol!

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