posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:32 PM
Sounds like this other person may need some counseling (not that I really think counselors have answers...it's just that sometimes, hearing it from
someone outside of the situation helps them realize the truth of the matter).
Personally, there have been times when I was out of work, and my wife was working, and vice-versa. In both cases, the one working had certain
expectations of the one staying home.
The one staying home would:
1) Look for work
2) Ensure the house stayed clean
3) Have dinner ready when the other came home
We don't have kids, but if we did, then yes, that'd be there too.
So yes, when it was me out, I made sure dinner was ready when she came home.
The time she was out for almost a year, it was actually nice to come home to a cooked meal, so I know she appreciated when I did the same for her for
a couple of months.
I'd have to agree that this person seems to be taking advantage of the situation. He/she should be very grateful that he/she had you to lean on in a
time of need...
Still, that's a LONG time to be out of a job, and indicative of the person really not looking for it.