iVillage Poll: Over 70 Percent of Working Moms Say They Have Guilt

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Registered: 02-21-2003
iVillage Poll: Over 70 Percent of Working Moms Say They Have Guilt
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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 10:32am

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000

I think that's just plain stupid.


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007

I would guess a poll of sahms would result in the same % of guilt feelers.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000

Good point.


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Registered: 02-24-2009

That's too bad. However, I bet that plenty of SAHMs feel guilt too. It seems to be an affliction of many mothers, working or not.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2000

I was about to say the same thing!

However, I think people don't necessarily feel guilty - guilt means that you feel you have done something wrong.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000

Yes!


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Registered: 02-24-2009

Very good point. Feeling some regret or doubt is not the same as actual guilt. maybe the real problem is that people fail to make this distinction.

Avatar for savcal2011
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Registered: 10-06-2010
I'm going to repeat what I say pretty much every time this topic comes up.

I don't feel guilt over WOH. In order to feel guilt, there must be something I've done wrong. And WOH isn't wrong.

I sometimes feel disappointed - that I'm not home playhing with my kids, or that I missed a recital, or that I spent a good part of the last 3 snow days working instead of enjoying the time off with my kids. But guilt? Nope.

My kids do no suffer signficant negative impacts because I WOH. In fact, they enjoy significant postives. So, WOH isn't wrong, therefore, nothing to feel guilty for.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
thankyou for pointing that out, guilt is not something that i allow in my life.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005

I'm one of the 70% that said they feel guilt about working.





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