Both husband and wife should be objects of envy. The husband, because he snagged a fine wife who can bring home the bacon and light his fire, and the wife, because she doesn't have to do 2 jobs - the paid one, plus the unpaid one of housework.
Gosh, the only better situation I can think of, would be one where neither husband nor wife has to work unless they really love working, while their paid household staff takes care of the drudgery.
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.’ Christopher Morley.