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Old 03-17-2003, 01:19 AM
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I have a question, why do so many women take on the role of "mother" to their husbands?? You see in magazines all the time about how to get your husband to do this, or that, but you rarely see an article on husbands being expected to do the same things for their wives. What do you all think???
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:50 PM
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I don't believe that I "mother" my MIL did such a great job at raising him, that I find it near impossible to this day (she's been deceased for 2 years) to get him to understand that I am not a flashy diamond and roses type of girl (lady). I really do enjoy carnations and garnets. Happily, my husband is more the care-giver type. When I am ill he really goes out of his way to help me get better, he works 7 days a week, and still finds the time to make meals almost every night (even b4 we moved into hotels, temporarily), and he likes to actually be in the same room with me, rather than out with the guys. I think it really depends on how the guy / gal is brought up. We both had a loving home. I had both parents, he had both, then his mom only, and then both parents
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:24 PM
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I can't say I've ever thought about it but it doesn't happen in our house, you're an adult you make your own decisions, I'd say we are partners.
BUT I do have a friend and her hubby, and I can definitely say that he is the father figure in that relationship.

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Old 02-02-2014, 11:02 AM
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I think it depends on the couple. We are more partners and equals but each taking the lead in areas we are good at

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:24 AM
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I too think it depends on the couple. We are partners and equals and also we each due our own things. He loves to fish and to make things out of wood. I like to read and garden and do needlework.

When necessary I will mow lawn or blow snow. He will do laundry, cook, etc.

There is no arguing in our house and there is always a thank you for things done.

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Old 02-04-2014, 02:12 PM
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Sharon that sound just like David and I

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Old 02-05-2014, 07:56 AM
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My dh wants to take car of me to the extreme. Over the years he has come to realize that I can and would prefer to do things for myself. We share lots of the household chores abad the days that I work he will cook or maybe go out for one of those days.
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