Any housewives without children out there?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Are you a housewife without kids?
    Yes : (102 votes)
    23 %
    No : (300 votes)
    68 %
    I'm planning to be : (39 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    416 posts
    Helper bee

    Nope! I would feel like I needed to contribute more than doing housework. 

    Post # 4
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @atacrossroads:  +1

    I expect to hold at least a part time job when married. I don’t think my SO would appreciate the loss of income, either.

    ETA: I’m glad you’re happy though, OP.

    Post # 5
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    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I work from home but only a few hours per week, and we’re childfree by choice, so I kind of fall in this category. to be honest, I don’t want people to think of me as housewife, so when people ask what I do I just tell them I do contract work and don’t give them any details on how much. 

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  just curious: I am terrified at how my friends or in-laws would judge me if they found out how little paid work I actually do. I am productive and busy with my non-paid work, but still not nearly as busy as my friends. I’m worried they’ll think I’m spoiled or lazy, especially beause they have kids and have no choice but to work full time jobs.  do you ever feel this way around your friends/family and if so, how do you handle it? 

    Post # 7
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  I was a SAHM when my kids were little. I could never figure out what I would do all day if I didn’t have children. Housework really only took a short amount of time.

    What do you do to fill your day?

    Post # 8
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    1414 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I’m not but I don’t judge others that are. 

    Post # 9
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    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    Sorry, but I just don’t see the point of being a SAHW. Seems pretty ridiculous. I use to nanny in an area where tons of women were SAHWs and they’d spend their days shopping, and getting their hair & nails done, while their hired help did all the cooking and cleaning. I’d feel pretty useless if I were in their shoes. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t understand calling yourself a “stay-at-home-wife”.  If you had kids, I’d understand…but seriously, a woman who is married who does not work is…unemployed.

    Post # 13
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    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  Glad you’re happy! Just curious what you do all day? I’m thinking your house is equal parts spotlessly clean at all times and filled with delicious homemade foods at all times! 🙂

    ETA: Just saw your post above! I’m so jealous. I start work at 7:15, by the time I go to gym and drive home it’s usually 6:00 or so, so I don’t get to make nearly as many from scratch desserts, breads, crackers, and other things 🙁 I always wish I could make my own things and be less dependent on our crappy society.

    Post # 15
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    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Housewife here. For the past year. Love it! i love taking care of him and my home! We do plan to have kids but right now just gonna enjoy being a wife

    Post # 16
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d be afraid my husband would actually expect me to cook if I didn’t work.  That’s enough of a reason for me to go to work every day lol.  Though, it would be nice to be able to learn how to cook yummy food and I’d love it if my house was spotless 24/7!

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