The author pointed out the woman still fulfilled her wifely duties, as well as took care of her children. Ok, now I am confused, wifely duties? What exactly does that mean? If she had wifely duties, what were his husbandly duties?
She continue to provide for them while he stayed at home, not even working part time. All of the income she earned was given to him to take care of the household expense. Years later he is offered a job making a lot of money. He purchased a house, the new car he bought was given to her, while he continued to ride the bus. Confusion again, if he is making good money why not buy two cars? He does eventually buy a second car when first one is paid off, he gave the new car to her and took the old one. The act of giving her the first car than newer one is to show how much he loved and cared for her. As the story ends she is cleaning up the room and happen to come across some financial documents.
Perhaps, I am just old school to believe that a real man would be willing to put his pride to the side and do any job, even if he was over qualified for it. A man that loved a woman wouldn’t expect her to be a super woman and do his job in addition to the traditional role of wife and mother.
If he cared so much why not work a fast food job, paper route, whatever to make ends meet. Never would she have been encouraged to have kids when she was the only person working. Wifely duties, what happened to husbandly duties like taking care of your woman and children? This was not a story of love and respect, in my day we called that pimping. Was just wondering when pimping became a testament of true love and dedication?