Who has an easier transition?

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Registered: 06-23-2009
Who has an easier transition?
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Fri, 07-17-2009 - 10:29am
Who do you think has an easier transition: the SAHM re-entering the workforce? Or the WOHM staying home for the first time? Why?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 2:52pm

i think that depends on the individual.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:15pm

Good criminy of COURSE it's easier when the need isn't there-

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:19pm
I am sort of thinking that a transition that you WANT to make can be psychologically easier even if it's physically hard.....but one that you don't want to make, even if it doesn't require a lot of physical effort, can be psychologically devastating.
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Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:24pm
mmmm....I think it depends -- my divorce and coming out wasn't hard on my physically but spirituall, emotionally and mentally it nearly broke me even though i wanted it, I worked for it, I made it happen and I'm happier on the other side of it - the act of the change was incredibely hard on me.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:30pm
Yes, but wouldn't it have been more devastating to stay married and closeted?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:35pm
oh no question -- but my point was more to challenge whoovilles assertion that change that we welcome is easy peasy lemon squeezy
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:42pm
well like box tops,she gives back to the community too.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:46pm

I thought you were lol over the irony between the statements.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:46pm
And just like with box tops, the fact that she "gives back to the community" doesn't mean squat. If you support the causes that she supports, you would do better to just write a check to the foundation rather than buy multiple quilted things so that some of it goes back to the foundation. It is silly to justify owning stuff just because a portion of the sales price goes to some cause or another.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 3:57pm

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