Do you think both (husband and wife) should work to live a better life?

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  1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
    rumanasaiyedposted 5 years ago

    Do you think  both (husband and wife) should work to live a better life?

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I believe that each couple should decide what is right for their own family. Sometimes both husband and wife need to work outside the home. Sometimes one of the spouses will stay home and raise the children.

    Either way both are working for a better life by one earning a living and the other supporting and taking care of home or children--( any person that stays home to raise children IS WORKING.)

    So it is up to each individual family to decide what is best for them.

    1. Faith A Mullen profile image82
      Faith A Mullenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree with duffsmom. Each family needs to determine what works best for them, because each family is different and what works for one couple may not be best for another.

    2. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agree with duffsmom  and Faith!!!

  3. MickS profile image68
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I think that out of a couple, only one should work, so that more jobs are avaible to  an increasingly unemployed work force.  Of course, there are some couples made from highly skilled professions, teachers, doctor, nurses, etc, where this idea would be foolish to apply, but for the main labour force this probably would work.  At the moment, within industrial society, we are finding absurdities where a couple, both working, are living next door to another couple who neither can get a job. I also think that when retirement age comes, that's it, you retire, not carry on working and keeping a job that a younger worker with perhaps a family and on benefit could have.
    Whatever partner does the job, is not staying at home, keeping house and raising a family, probably the most important job there is?

    1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      you are looking on broader perspective...but you are correct at your point

  4. Deborah Demander profile image90
    Deborah Demanderposted 5 years ago

    I think everyone should work to live a better life, regardless of whether they are married or not. What are we here for, if not to be the best we can be?

    1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True Deborah !!

  5. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I believe it entirely depends on their goals, financial situations, relationship, family expectations, what they value, etc. You cannot just say yes or no to that question generally.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    I think a couple should strive to have the kind of life (they) want. The word "better" is very much like "beauty", it's all in the eye of the beholder.
    If you want something but are unwilling to work for it then it's time to acknowledge you don't want it all that much. Ideally you want to marry someone who shares your same values, wants the same things for the relationship, and (naturally agrees) with you  on how to obtain them.
    There is no amount of "communication" or "work" that can overcome being with someone who does not want what you want.

    1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great reply!!

  7. mathira profile image83
    mathiraposted 5 years ago

    Luxuries of yesteryear have become the necessities of today. So it has become essential for women to work as everything has become costly and it needs the salary of both to make two ends meet. But in your search for  money you should not lose your insight about what life is all about and become mercenary. When you feel that you can keep your love intact in spite of work related tension, both husband and wife can work.

    1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agree with you Mathira!!

  8. profile image53
    skytreeroadposted 4 years ago

    Work together towards a better life. That means helping each other with the load, skimping together, and getting jobs that put most of the money into the better life. A better life usually consists of a paid for house and car, with some money in the bank for emergency use and an easier job for both with good retirement benefits. It takes two to work on a relationship, and if you have someone to work on a better life with it makes it faster and easier. If you fail on the better life you fail together. And that makes for a rough old age.


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