| | Re: Nearing rope's end
I havne't read through this all and I will later. . .so I don't know if this has been knocked around. . .but is the wife happy with you being a SAHD and her being the working mom?
She is trying to assume "parental control" when she comes in. . .and other signs may point to the possibility she may be unhappy with the traditional role reversal.
It may, operative word, may. . .be the case. I am just knocking the idea around and feel free to knock it out.
This is unfortunately the society we have engineered - feminist movement, equal rights. . .the pill, tubal ligation. .. a double edged sword it's been.
Women got the "right" to go out and work and that was definitely good but then discovered it wasn't all it was cracked up to be (thought it would be 100% fun and fulfilling but oh yeah, gee, you have to deal with crabby bosses, always the chance of being downsized, retarded co-workers and gosh, you actually have to leave the house and show up) and now they wish they were home with their babies and men yearn to be out workiing and providing as unemployment for men reaches epic numbers.
This isn't Obama's fault - it's just what has evolved since Reagan.
I actually met a young 23 year old hottie at a branch hospital I was working at and I asked her (she was working as a clerk) if she was studying to be a nurse (most clerks are). ..she said, "No, I want to be a stay at home mom some day."
I told her, with an air of honesty: "Good luck with that."
I actually found it refreshing that a young woman had this ambition, although it's a lofty one for a man to soley support a middle class existence in this day and age. But she was young and hot. . .if she's going to play that card, now is the time for her - she'll need probaby a man who is 40, never been married, because as the saying goes, "No man is worth a damn until he's 40."
Your sex life may be a micrcosm of this. Just a theory. Sorry if I rambled without reading.