“The (Ree)lationship Guide”
Many men are baffled at the thought of giving a woman 50 percent of their networth during a divorce. It may be one of many reasons why some of them are choosing to skip marriage altogether. Allow me to be clear: I also think it’s absurd for women to anticipate taking home 50 percent of an ex’s networth…UNLESS she was a housewife for an extended period of time.
Fourteen percent of American women are stay-at-home moms, caring for children under the age of 18. In a country of 316 million people that means more than 44.2 million women have left a formal job to work one of the most time-consuming, demanding, and thankless jobs in the world — being a housewife.
According to , a housewife is defined as a married woman who manages her own household, especially as her principal occupation. One of the major risks that women run into when choosing to become a housewife is that they often become solely financially dependent upon their spouse, and because they usually spend several years out of the workforce to be a housewife, they rarely possess the skillset needed to be competitive in Corporate America upon returning to the workforce. On a brighter side, housewives are able to spend quality time with their family that women who pursue a career full time are rarely afforded — if at all.
There are few women who can honestly say that they’re able to equally manage being a wife, a mother, and an employee/business owner. In fact, each of the aforementioned constantly compete for their time. Traditional housewives have a race against the clock as well, but it’s a little different.