It’s not very often recognized by the husband that his wife does a lot more than he gives her credit for. Most husbands maintain a certain mentality when it comes to this subject. They feel as though it is automatically the ‘wife’s’ duties anyway to keep the house clean, cook dinner, and take care of the household financially. They don’t realize how much effort goes into maintaining the household. It takes a tremendous amount of effort and energy to wake up on a daily basis only to clean up after other people and it constantly go unappreciated. I’m not trying to discredit the husbands for going out to work every day to provide shelter, food and whichever else is a necessity for the family because it too takes effort as well. However, he should realize that he and his wife are a team as they both have an important role in taking care of the family together. It’s ok to show his appreciation for her every once in a while.
When a husband doesn’t have a similar outlook on this situation it is natural for a wife to eventually get fed up with her inconsiderate husband. Jane O’ Reily referred to it as being the “click,” in her article present in “Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions,” by Susan M. Shaw and Janet Lee. Women often grow tired of being unappreciated and taken for granted. Most men couldn’t handle the daily tasks a housewife does around the house for a week if it was mandatory in her absence. They would be all over the place and not to mention become a little aggravated with being stuck in the house everyday as well. When you’re a house wife, nothing is about you. Everything is about her children and her husband. Bottom line, these things have to get done around the house and with no appreciation a women is bound to snap at some point. Although most housewives enjoy taking care of their families it’s still hard work.