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What if I don't want to be a housewife?

Updated on March 3, 2015

Is it just me or does it seem that every woman's life is measured by the husband and children she has?

I am so sick of getting asked if I'm married or have children. No! I am not married and I don't have children and I don't plan on either one of them in the near future. But why is that a bad thing, why is it that women who are not married by the age of 30 are looked at as sad and lonely, but men who aren't are looked at as bachelors?

I don't think there is anything wrong with a woman who puts herself before a man. There is so much in life that i want to do before I settle down and I think that if I would have gotten married straight out of high school and started having kids, that I would have resented the fact that i didn't get to do anything alone.

Don't get me wrong I know there are people who still have that dream of the perfect family, but i think that is starting to change. Our grandparents and parents were expected to get married and start having kids right away, a lot of them before they could even graduate. That was the women's job to cook, clean and take care of man and children. I don't know if its the difference in society or just something that I wasn't born with but I don't want to be someones maid. I wasn't programed to be someone who is going to clean up and take care of a grown man that can take care of himself.



Do you think that I am wrong to feel like this?

How do you feel about it?

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      LupitaRonquillo 

      3 years ago

      I didn't get married until I was 40 but until then, most of my siblings were either married with kids or divorced with kids. I always felt "measured up" by them because I couldn't relate to their spouse or parental issues. Now that I have my own family, I realized they were just being snobbish because the one thing I had was TIME, to do things they wanted to do!

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