It is a crucial question that haunts every woman about to begin her journey as a married lady. As she enters the life and family of her partner, she is all set to adjust to the new family and new environment that she will stay in. It is but natural at such a juncture to ponder on the fact that whether she would be accepted by her husband as well as her in-laws as a working lady.
Being in the 21st century, every woman is at par with their male counterpart in every realm of life – be it education or even professionally. Women are getting as much opportunities as men to hone their talent. In such a setting, any woman might go up a certain point in their career which prevents them to compromise with their job while adjusting to their marriage.
Then again, there is the housewife, who quite willingly puts in all her efforts to look after her husband, kids and in-laws. It might be as engaging a job, or greater challenging a role to stick to. It is futile to go into a debate as to which is a better role to play or who has an advantage over the other. It is better to look at the situation from each woman’s point of view.
The working wife
She devotes the greater time of the day in office and gets minimal time to look after the daily chores at home – be it anything from decorating the house, to cooking, to shopping essentials for the house. She has lesser time to spend with her husband. They might not start and get back home at the same time and can hardly catch up each other apart from in the evening. She cannot even catch up with her in-laws except in the weekend. Household work for her piles up to be completed over the weekend.
On the other hand, she is a bread-earner for the family. It is an important duty which she quite religiously does for her family. She helps her husband in sharing the expenses of the family as a whole. It is all the more so when they have a baby. The husband might need financial support to bring up the kid according to their wishes. However, it becomes tougher for the wife and the mother to balance her personal and professional life at the same time. They are leaders in their career and, respectable wives every man would be proud of.
This word on the other hand does not have as simple a meaning as it might sound. The house-wife puts in all her efforts to run the household smoothly and effectively from dawn to dusk. They are the ones who are responsible for beautifying the home, keeping it spic and span, cooking favorite dishes for the husband, kids and in-laws. They rear the kids – take every care for them, send them to school, make them study and take them through their studies and their co-curricular activities as well. They are on their toes throughout the day to put everything on place. A house-wife might even wish to pursue a career so that she can be a working woman, but due to pressing needs like the lack of a proper infrastructure to bring up their kids might just opt to stay back home. They are women of substance who work their heart out towards the overall development of the household and the well-being of the family.
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