Post # 1
My SO and I have been in a LDR since pretty much the beginning and in order to be together one of us had to quit our job and change countries. Well, needless to say it was yours truly who did so.
Any of you ladies found yourself quitting a job for your SO and then feeling a bit shy when new acquaintances ask what you do? Especially when they follow up with “But aren’t you BORED???”
Post # 3
@tangeld: I hate that question soooo much! I’ve never gotten someone asking if I am bored, but that is normally because I respond that I keep my house spotless, cook three meals a day, workout for at least an hour, volunteer at multiple charities, and somehow find the time to hang out with Fiance. I hate that people think that if you aren’t bringing in money, you aren’t doing anything of worth. Sigh.
Post # 4
@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d: Wow!!! You definitely do a lot!!! Maybe I should beef up my response. I suppose just saying cooking and cleaning isn’t enough. It’s sad how people underestimate how much effort goes into housekeeping.
Post # 5
Although I’m currently looking for work, I left my job and moved to another country with Darling Husband. I’ve been a “domestic goddess” since October.
I do cook dinner every night for Darling Husband (when I don’t have other activities lined up) but I am a bit bored honestly.
I’m trying to figure out how to fill my days aside from TV watching and applying to jobs online.
I also really dislike cleaning so it’s hard to motivate myself to do that. I’ll do loads of laundry, cooking, vaccuming, shopping, etc.
I haven’t gotten into volunteering of anything yet because I’m really trying to get a job and I don’t want to commit to a volunteering schedule only to have to leave my comitment if I get a job.
I’ve joined a local riding club that has social event every month or so as well as riding activities so at least I’m making friends through that.
I do really hate having to put “unemployed” when I’m filling out forms.
So I guess what I’m saying is somedays I really love being a “Stay at home wife” and others it really gets me down.
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: I completely understand your pain. I did the same thing you did. I’ve actually started filling my time with crafty things that I never had time to do while I was working like knitting. I’ve so far completed one scarf (too late to wear it) and am on to the second!
Do you like crafts? Maybe you could explore something like that while you’re job searching.