DH wants me to become a SAHW

posted 2 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

That sounds like an awesome opportunity to me. I would definitely be on board with something like that.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

oh wow! My dream is what you have going on right now! lol

I definately would love to become a sahw, especially if u get to travel!!!! thats amazing!!!! and spending time together all day,i would say do it!!! it is a great opportunity!

i know someone whos a sahw, shes almost 42[been sahw since 28] and she jus got a pt job and loves it! so its definately possible to go back into the workplace!!!!!!

let me know what you decide!! :):)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Lydia2013: I’m sorry this was long so I could have missed it,  but are you asking a question or just informing us of your DH new job?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

I would jump on that in a heartbeat. Do not pass go. Do not collect two hundred dollars. Do it, do it, do it. Maybe you could take a LOA from your job, a sabbatical or whatever. (depending on what you do). Do you have a degree? What kind of job would you be leaving? How old are you?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would keep working for a few months, put ALL of my money into an investment and then quit.  I’d also look into doing some kind of part time or independent thing (think Jamberry nails or makeup parties) just to keep my hand in something while you are at home.  I think it is an amazing opportunity!  Also please discuss what you both feel you staying at home would mean for chore distribution and other household responsibilities- you want to be on the same page.  Have fun!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

jus wants ppls opinions and views, she knows she gona make the decision herself

MrsWe:  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Well done to your hubby! What an awesome opportunity!

I think your concerns are valid. Is there any opportunity for you to work part time, or as a consultant? I’m not sure what you do, but if you had a role where you could choose your own hours, that could leave you open to travel with him and work while you are home. Or – what about volunteering? You can keep your “work skills” up through volunteer work while making a difference in society – a win-win! Or have you ever thought about starting your own business? You can make some income and contribute to your home, but also have the freedom to shut down for a month or two at a time.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Whitetail Ridge

May I ask what your career is? Is it something that is difficult to get back into once you leave it? That’d help to sway my decision, but honestly, this sounds like an amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Lydia2013:  Can we trade places? Lol! That’s great, and I think you should take the opportunity.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Agree with PP. Listen to your emotional side. I would take this and run with it for as long as we could. Life is so short!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

MrsWe:  she wants to know if she should become a SAHW. If it’s wise to leave the workplace even for a great opportunity. If others had easy experiences leaving and entering their careers. Pay attention. 

 

I say do it! This is too good to pass up, and even though I normally don’t “get” stay at home wives, this situation would be just too awesome!  (not that being a SAHW is wrong, I just know I’d be too bored)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Lydia2013:  ummm i would totally jump on that. yes, he might not always have this job…which is exactly why you should both take advantage. if he someday DOESN’T have this opportunity for you both to travel the world and ridiculously low personal cost, then you will regret not doing it now! girl travel while you can!! what you guys should do to calm the fear of “what if you lose this job what would we do then” is to come to terms on a set amount to put in savings each month. you can afford it since he’s making more than your entire combined incomes. and start building a rainy day/emergency fund. 

i guess what i’m saying is…DO IT just do it responsibly.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Lydia2013:  Oh my gosh, I am so jealous! I’d do it in a heart beat!

What do you do for a living? Is there anyway you can work somewhere on an as needed basis? That way you still have your “foot in the door” so to speak, but can pick and choose your schedule, so if you only want to work once a week, you can.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

What type of job do you have? Is it possible to do some type of part time/freelance work?

 

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