Posted by Marie W. on September 10, 2003 at 23:26:29:
In Reply to: Re: Work or stay-at-home? posted by Elizabeth on September 10, 2003 at 16:55:29:
: Hi Marie!
: It seems like we all have problems in one way or another. As you and I talked before, I was having other problems with my husband but not in the matter of house cleaning, etc. I am thankful for that. Things between us have been great so far.
: I know how you are feeling. I quit my job and also wanted to become a doctor, but I felt being with my kids was more important, so I decided to go to school so I could get a job working at home. It is great because I only work when my children are asleep and work when I want. You could try to do something like that or go to work part-time or quit all togeterh. Sometimes money is not everything and is especially if your husband can financially support you and your family.
: I think your kids need you, especially if your husband isn't able to be around much. It will cause more problems because then both of you are going to be overworked and stressed from both of your jobs, you won't have time to do much of your housework, and you won't be able to spend much time with your children. If both parents cannot spend a lot of time with the children, I believe at least one should.
: Good luck and let us know what you decide.
: Thank you.
Hi Elizabeth, I'm glad things are good between you and your husband.
I am inclined towards becoming a SAHM. I will have to discuss this with my husband. Looking back at my post, I think I did vent a lot about him. He has been a wonderful and caring husband always, except for the last four weeks. I am not going to make my decision right now, when we are both undergoing so much stress. I will wait a few more weeks for things to return to normal before I decide. But thanks for your input. I completely agree with what you said.