She was a "about town woman", she must have been with some financial assets (a publishing success and lecturer).
Could she not think ?
I have seen so many widows with young children trying to survive on next to nothing.
You can be sure that my daughter learned when very young that she must be ready to take charge if or when required.
A spouse is like chocolate: if you squeeze too much they are crushed, they can not take too much heat or they melt.
SOURCE OF MY DISCONTENT:
January 1, 2006 Modern Love Paradise Lost (Domestic Division) NYT
By TERRY MARTIN HEKKER
A WHILE back, at a baby shower for a niece, I overheard the expectant mother being asked if she intended to return to work after the baby was born. The answer, which rocked me, was,
"Yes, because I don't want to end up like Aunt Terry."
That would be me.
In the continuing case of Full-Time Homemaker vs. Working Mother, I offer myself as Exhibit A.
Because more than a quarter-century ago I wrote an Op-Ed article for The New York Times on the satisfaction of being a full-time housewife in the new age of the liberated woman.
I wrote it from my heart, thoroughly convinced that homemaking and raising my children was the most challenging and rewarding job I could ever want.
READ IT ALL.
Then go below for some more:
Meredith O'Brien - ... is a freelance journalist based in the Boston area.
She says in her blog
Martin Hekker stayed at home to raise her family and take care of all of the family’s business like children’s activities and schooling, birthdays, holidays, cleaning, cooking, clothing care, gift buying, home decorating and all the details necessary to forge a domestic home life.
She was a volunteer who helped take care of her community outside of her home as well. And then, at age 67, she said when she was divorced by her husband, she was stunned. ..............
Her readers say
1-The bigger issue for me is that we are all at risk of losing a partner to death and income due to dath of a partner, disability of partners or selves, layoffs, employer bankrupcies and/or end of business
2-What we need to ensure is that in either case we continue to grow as individuals and as a couple. You cannot stay home and stagnate or work all the time and neglect your relationship.