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Educated Women Stay Home
In this post-feminist world, a woman who is jobless, childless, and a homemaker is almost considered absurd. But Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of The Secrets of Happily Married Women says, "In the past few years, many women who are well educated and trained for career tracks have decided instead to stay at home.” This is because many women believe by taking meticulous care of their home, an air of pressure is released from their marriages.
Anne Marie Davis is 34, a housewife and wouldn’t have it any other way. She says having more time to take care of the home has brought her closer to her husband. No longer are Davis and her husband stressed out and no longer does she give him a “honey-do” list.
Catherine Zoerb, 27, found herself jobless after graduation in 2005. With the support of her husband Kirk Zoerb, she decided to become a stay-at-home wife. Zoerb couldn’t be happier that his wife decided to stay home, he says, "when Catherine stays at home, I feel the house is more together because she has the time to do things like in-depth cleaning and can be more attentive to the garden. She also has more time to find good deals at secondhand stores, garage sales and at grocery stores. Thus, we have more energy and are generally emotionally healthier." Zoerb also said he wouldn’t mind staying home and taking care of the household while his wife works.
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