In some parts of the world, it seems as though when a woman marries a man, she takes on quite a few roles. First, she is the wife, then comes lover, the housekeeper, the cook, the grocery shopper and also shopper for her husband as well. Of course since all of this is not happening at the same time, but in a gradual sort of way, it is mostly easy for the woman to play each role, and some even play them rather well.
Take the role of the wife, for example. Some women who are proud to be married love being just that, the title that says he’s taken and she’s no longer available. When the newly wed couple is out at a social event or party for instance, the husband proudly introduces the woman hanging on to his arm that she is his wife. The phrase, ‘he’s taken’ does not get any more obvious than that.
Then comes the role that may be responsible for bringing the couple together in the first place, physical attraction, hence the role of the lover. And if she pleases her guy well in the bedroom just like he wants, then he is happier than he was prior to their physical contact. And while she is coping with being that and the wife, she also finds herself spending a considerable amount of time in the kitchen.
And this goes way back since time began, the traditional role of the woman staying at home to cook the meals while he, the male partner in the relationship goes out and does the hunting for food or becomes the main breadwinner. And of course, in some advanced societies in the world, now both husband and wife are required to go out and work if they want to have a comfortable life together, for with changing times, also came a chaning economy.
And when it’s time for the grocery shopping, she, the woman takes it upon herself to do that as well, almost as if she were born knowing what groceries to purchase. But she goes and does it too, and yes, somehow she does end up buying the right types of food and such.
Then comes the part that the husband in the relationship was probably doing for himself long before he met his wife, unless of course he happens to be from one of those societies in which his mother took it upon herself to keep on doing even though her son is now an adult. Clothes shopping. Now some women do not have a problem with this, they just do it, but shouldn’t a man buy his own clothes, moreso his underwear?
Although there is nothing wrong with doing all of the above for one’s husband, it seems like in order to be the perfect wife, that woman would have to master many roles. And if you are a man who’s reading this piece and fortunate enough to have a wife who does all the above mentioned things for you, be grateful, because in some societies in the world, there are some women who would not even think of taking on all those roles.