In marriages, men and women have "roles" to play. Years ago it has always been tradition for the woman to cook, clean and take care of the children. Women are always being portrayed as the stay at home mom or the housewives who run all the errands. Men were expected to be the successful income-producers and "provide" for their families. Today the roles of the wife and husband have changed. Men are just as capable of being maternal just like women. Although sexes are different, their roles are equal.
Many women are seen to be the one in charge of cooking, cleaning, and managing the household. It is part of a woman’s virtue to be the caregiver. Women are also “supposed” to do all of the grocery shopping. It is our role to remain at home raising children and doing our wifely/motherly duties.
The husbands are assumed to work and make the money. They are the ones who financially support the household and family. Men are seen as the handymen. If something is broken in the house, most of the time, the man always fixes it. Why aren’t women capable of doing the dirty work around the house? When I say dirty work, I mean it requires using tools. And no, planting flowers in the front yard doesn’t pertain to this. Men feel the need to fix the broken appliances around the house probably because they have to feel masculine.
A family friend of mine recently confided that she felt so lucky her husband helps out a lot around the house. They both have full time steady jobs which make it hard for them to have the traditional husband and wife roles. It is hard to pile all of the “housewife” duties on her when she is working as a lawyer dealing with important cases every day. Her husband works nights and she works during the day which makes it difficult for her to keep up with the household duties. He does most of the cooking and cleaning. He also bathes their two children every morning, makes them their lunch and takes them to school. He also cooks every...