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|Tue, 06-17-2003 - 12:58am|
We got notice just this past week that DH will be processed out of the military, effective August 15th. This means we are going to lose health insurance (well, I will, DH and the kids will retain medicare), most of his pay, and the security the military provides.
So...I will finally be returning to work FT. I will be the parent who is WOHFT, in our family, while DH will be the SAHP.
For the past 4 or so days, this is basically all I have been able to think about, for obvious reasons. In the process, I was left curious about something. For all of those here who are adament that a SAHP is basically SAH because they don't want to work (regardless of how many times they insist they jointly decided, with their spouse, upon having a SAHP FOR their children) and/or that a SAHP is "unequal" to their WOHP spouse:
How do you reconcile a situation, like mine, where a SAHP and a WOHP switch roles after a time, with the same "expectations", "responsibilities", and job descriptions staying the same, with your beliefs that a SAHP either doesn't "want" to work or that they are unequal?