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Old 02-23-2010, 06:35 PM   #21
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... who said the "strapping the long-board to the car" comment. You're hysterical! I guess in Colorado, it would be strapping my skis to the roof rack, but I really like the idea of surfing instead!
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Nords... With all due respect (hey, I LIKE this lawyer speak).... I agree with you most of the time, but I will be like the other poster on this... there is a certain amount of work that needs to be done by the family... and included in that 'amount' is going to get a paycheck if your family needs it (mine still does)..
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there is a certain amount of work that needs to be done by the family... and included in that 'amount' is going to get a paycheck if your family needs it (mine still does)..
"Certain amount" is where I have issues.

We had a one-post poster here a while back who couldn't understand how us ERs found time to do anything while she was cleaning all day. What one person may see as "comfortably lived in", another person may see as "a horrible mess". One person likes to be clutter-free and thinks another is a hoarder. It's all in the perspective.

At some point in a marriage, the couple would agree upon a certain level of home care. That level of home care is going to happen whether they're both working 100-hour weeks or whether they're both ER'd on a $10M portfolio. If that level of home care has been deemed adequate to this extent of the relationship, then the ER'ing spouse is under no obligation to raise that homecare standard just because they're ER'ing.

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They should not be the only one in the family to enjoy time off... IMO, everybody should 'share' in the benefits... not all going to one...
Sure they should. What you see as "sharing", I see as "Yay, you're not going to work so you have time to take care of the rest of us!!"

ER is an achievement that merits "time off for good behavior". It's not much of an incentive if all you have to look forward to is picking up after the rest of the tribe!

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I have been discussing this change with my family for a year and I think they are prepared. I have it all set up with passive investments where I will continue to pay the same bills in the household as before and do my chores.
See, that's all I'm recommending-- communication and realistic expectations from the rest of the family. No new chores just because she doesn't have to show up for daily beatings along with the rest of the inmates...
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:59 PM   #22
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Just imagine the diaper changes...
Oh.... Don't. I used to work in geriatric residential mental heath. Some of those images are hard to remove even after 35 years.
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Oh.... Don't. I used to work in geriatric residential mental heath. Some of those images are hard to remove even after 35 years.
That would explain your avatar...
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:40 PM   #24
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That would explain your avatar...
Well actually I driven away by that kind of thing. For the past 36 years, I worked with children under the age of 12.

Children do keep you young in heart, though not in body, unfortunately. I will miss working with little kids when I retire in 257 career days(after 6500+ work days), but who's counting.

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