Whether it is in movies or in real life, women have been associated with the stay at home and do household chores stereotype. But to those men who are concerned about their overall health, this might make them help their wives out more.
Dr. Huang Wei Li, a doctor based in Taiwan says a recent study suggests that men who help out with household chores tend to live longer than those who don’t.
Men who also help out tend to have higher levels of emotional quotient (EQ), a healthier body, and healthier lifestyle.
Good Times Magazine says that a husband is emotionally intelligent and knows how to handle stress if they help out doing chores after arriving from work.
This also benefits the relationship in the long run because they have the ability to empathize.
Furthermore, Huang added, “Washing clothes, mopping floors, doing the dishes, these are all forms of exercises and they are great to be done especially after dinner.”
Huang also said that men who do chores instead of hanging out with friends after work indicate a healthy lifestyle.
“Don’t just sit on the sofa and watch television. After sitting in your office for a long time, it is best to move around by doing the household chores which will reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease.”
Being active at home is good because you exercise and at the same time contribute to cleaning.
Netizen Kevin Ching put up a post about how he is grateful to have a wife that budgets their money. The post shows a picture of his wife budgeting the money.
“Women budget better than men. Be a good provider and let her do the rest,” he started.
He said that he rarely handles his ATM cards because his wife always has them.
“Sa 6 years ko ng nagtatrabaho, isa lang maipagmamalaki ko, lahat ng ATM ko hawak ng asawa ko. 😂😂 Oo. Realtalk, lahat ng ATM ko sa lahat ng pinag’trabahuan ko, once ko lang nahawakan. Di ko na nga alam kung pangalan ko pa nakalagay sa ATM ko eh.😅😅 Siguro sa iba pagkaganun eh, Under ka o takot sa asawa pero sa akin hindi eh. Nakikita ko kasi kung paano magbudget ang asawa ko para matustusan ang pangaraw-araw namin hanggang sa susunod na sahod ko.”
Furthermore, he also said that people think that budgeting is an easy task, but the reality is the complete opposite because of too many expenses and necessities getting more expensive.
“Kung iisipin mo lang ung pagbubudget parang madali lang kasi eh. Di ka lang gagastos makakapagipon ka na pero in reality, hindi ganun kadali ang ginagawa nila. Sa sobrang dami ng bayarin at nagmamahal na presyo sobrang hirap ang pagbubudget. Minsan na din kami nag’away dahil nagtanong ako kung san napunta yung pera, pero kapag na’ipalawanag na nya kung saan napunta, mapapaisip ka nalang talaga.”
“Oo nga noh? Sobrang hirap talaga magbudget. Kaya LODI yang mga yan. 😂😂 Minsan ko na din naisip na, trabaho ako ng trabaho pero parang walang napupunta sa akin. Pero hindi pala sa akin yun. Sa AMIN yun, masaya ako dahil nagagawa ko ung part ko na maging provider para sa mga needs namin at minsan ung wants din namin. Hehe.”
Even with all the positive vibe in the post, the couple already had arguments about money in the past specifically about where the money goes but Kevin is just happy that he can play his role very well as a working husband and is able to provide their wants and needs.
“Kaya boys, kung makahanap kayo ng partner na magaling magbudget ay swabe! Kahit gaano kaliit o kalaki ang kinikita niyo, kung hindi naman marunong magbudget ung partner mo, wala din yan. Kaya ako, masaya ako naging partner ko sa buhay tong bisaya na to. Grabe humawak ng pera, kupitan mo nga ng 5pesos alam nya eh! Oo talaga! Realtalk.”
Women budget better than men.Be a good provider and let her do the rest.Sa 6 years ko ng nagtatrabaho, isa lang…
He goes on to say that men with women like his, that can budget properly, should be very thankful and that budgeting properly makes life easier for your family which makes you, the working man, happier too.
“Kaya wag mo ng isipin kung walang napupunta sayo. I assure you, makita mo lang komportable at masaya ang pamilya mo, mawawala lahat ng pagod mo sa trabaho. 😁🤟😍”
Way back in history, women had no equal rights with men. They were considered chattel, or personal property, being underestimated and underprivileged to seek education. That is why their only obligation was to serve their husband by doing all the house chores.
But modern women are empowered, independent, and educated. Just like this young lady who disagrees with a man who has the parochial idea of having a wife who would only cook from him.
A Twitter user, Kohlin @AcetylKohlin, posted a photo of her conversation with a man who was flirting with her. The guy asked her if she is wife material by giving his idea that a wife can handle cooking for him.
“May maiisip ka ba sa sarili mo kung wifey material ka haha tulad ng kunware lilipat tayo sa America can you handle mag cook ng oatmeal sakin and eggs”
Kohlin immediately turned him down because she doesn’t like his point of view in thinking that a wife’s job was only to cook after completing her academic degree.
“I didn’t graduate with flying colors just to cook oatmeal and eggs for you; can’t you handle that with your own hands? If you think your wife’s job is to cook for you, then you don’t deserve one.”
Lalandi na lang bobo pa. Byeeee pic.twitter.com/HWrAzgGUeE
— Kohlin (@AcetylKohlin) March 19, 2019
The guy replied that he has a lot of respect on what she said, thinking that Kohlin would ride along with what he said. That made him think that he is not the cool, and perhaps the ugly guy, she loves to meet.
“Kalma lang ang seryoso mo! Have a lot of respect sa sinabi mo kala ko lang naman makikisabay ka sa sinabi ko. Kohlin kung naisip o na hindi ako cool and panget kilalanin, you can just walk away now.”
Pinaglaban pa niya ihh, push mo yan koya pic.twitter.com/7okulzvHOn
— Kohlin (@AcetylKohlin) March 19, 2019
Kohlin made him understand what she meant. All she wanted for the guy is set his views that a wifey material is not about someone who can cook for a man and it shouldn’t be the standard.
I don’t mind too, but the idea of wifey material as someone who can cook is a mindset women have been confined to for ages, and that shouldn’t be the standard.
— Kohlin (@AcetylKohlin) March 20, 2019
A netizen also commented and shared his opinion that there is nothing wrong for a wifey material that can take care of her family, which includes cooking. And making a home is what matters most, regardless of who is doing it.
Wifey material is someone who can take care of our family. That includes cooking. Kids can't prepare meals. I can cook but I would also appreciate someone doing it for me. It's not about who's who. But making a home.
— Lo (@AlterLorenzo) March 20, 2019
She agrees with his opinion, but the guy who flirted with her thinks that women should be the one to do all the cooking, based on a gender role that has been practiced for ages.
You’re right, it’s not about who’s who, but this guy right here, thinks that women should be the one to do it based on a gender role that we’ve been trying to get over for ages
— Kohlin (@AcetylKohlin) March 20, 2019
How far can you sacrifice in the name of love?
A resident from Changchun, Jilin Province has been transferring over 147 blood donations in the past 10 years to help her wife survive.
Xu Wenwu’s wife suffers from anemia and myasthenia, an autoimmune disease.
Doctors told Wang Xiaoying, Xu Wenwu’s wife that she needs regular blood transfusion, which would cost more than the family’s earning.
Wu got to know about the blood donation policy that allows spouse of the donator to use blood for free given that his or her spouse can donate a certain amount of blood.
Since he has discovered that they have the same blood type, his blood have had become his wife life support over the years.
“I used to give blood as a good deed, now I do it so that my wife could live longer”, said Xu.
Xu, an electrician, has been hopping from job to job for years because every after getting a call from his wife, he will go home immediately even if he is working outside.
Wang does not need blood transfussion to live, but Xu said he will continue to offer his blood to those who are in need.
Changchun blood station, recorded over 147 donations by Xu.