are the days when it was expected of woman to exclusively
stay at home, nurse the children, look after the household
work and take care of the in-laws. Though the notion still
exists but today's woman is also expected to help her husband
to contribute towards the household expenses. And thus it
is even tougher for women, for now she has much more responsibilities
and her duties both towards her house and work has increased.
Now a days women are more independent and do not like to be
dependent on their husband. But this also leads to constant
friction between the couple resulting into conflicts in the
relationship. Thus to keep the marriage going, some sacrifices
and compromises have to be made by both the parties. It is
very often seen that the sense of equality and spirit of independence
felt by the career woman results in ego clashes. Thus both
husband and wife have to consider that every relationship
requires co-operation, trust, understanding and responsibilities
without which the marriage will not survive.
Following are a few tips that working couples should always
remember in order to make their marriage tick.
Husbands should remember……………
That his wife is working so the family can live a better
life and enjoy every facility available to them.
To respect his wife's decision and feelings.
That his wife ahs an individuality and she cannot be expected
to only be a housewife and sit at home when she is well
educated and is fully capable of earning and supporting
To help the wife in the household chores and share the kitchen
work, cutting vegetables and help her with dishwashing in
case the maid takes a holiday.
Not be touchy and suspicious about phone calls for her from
her male colleagues, which may be only official.
Not to doubt her character and should allow her to attend
office parties and picnics without insisting on accompany
Help her with her work is she needs it.
boost about your individuality and independence.
give an impression that just because you are not dependent
on your husband you can do anything and that your husband
has no right to tell you anything.
mix up office tension with family. Once you are out of the
office forget about it and concentrate on your family.
mention office gossip to your husband if he is not interested.
be extravagant just because you are earning.
praising your male colleagues too much on their looks or
behaviour. Even if your boss is nice to you, you don't have
to boast the fact to your hubby who would feel jealous and
sometimes even suspicious.
be in a hurry to raise a family, as it would affect your
career growth. Decide in consultation with your husband,
the right time to have the kid and whether you would like
to continue working later on.
fight over small matters and learn to avoid unnecessary