Being "stuck"

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Being "stuck"
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Fri, 09-10-2010 - 6:08pm
Do you think there's such a thing as being "stuck" in your SAH/WOH circumstances?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 11:05am
what i picked up on was your remark that you can't always forsee the future, my example of an unplanned pg in return was general.

 

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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 11:45am

I do indeed disagree with egd's point, because there comes a point at which further downgrading isn't possible if you are to feed, house and clothe your family. Even in the nasty hovel with secondhand clothes etc.

But I do also agree that it's important to have a lifestyle that the couple finds acceptable, and that most people would dual-WOH loooong before they got to the nasty hovel stage ;o)

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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 8:48pm

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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 10:41pm
Yeah. There's some luck involved, but it's more than just luck. Part of the reason I was able to sah for 6 years is not just because I fell in love with a guy who could support us but because *I* worked really hard during the years before I became a parent at age 37. And like you, we didn't "scale up" because we wanted to be able to live on one income regardless of whether we both worked.
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Fri, 09-17-2010 - 12:23pm

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Fri, 09-17-2010 - 12:24pm
OK....I didn't see this post before I posted mine.
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Fri, 09-17-2010 - 1:14pm
Yep, luck is not limited to families with a SAHP, many dual WOH families are darned lucky too.

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