Busy Palisadian families and professionals have jobs, leisure-time activities, community service obligations, and often children to raise. The welfare of the “roof over their heads” can come last on the list, or often not at all.
Yes, there are wonderful exceptions. In the most organized family I have had the pleasure to work with as a realtor, territory was strictly partitioned, though definitely not in what one would call a “traditional” way. Both parents had highly stressed professional careers and they were raising two children.
The wife’s responsibility was upkeep of the house. Husband covered the shopping and cooking. Welfare and scheduling for the children was shared and coordinated. My assistant once encountered the wife in the market shopping for food. She admitted that she was lost and confused, having been forced into unfamiliar territory because of her husband’s absence on a business trip.
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