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  •  Even well-educated professional women can't (5+ / 0-)

    if they're in a relationship with someone (usually a man) who refuses to move, and who promises to battle them for custody of the children if they leave. Been there, done that, been involved in a number of those litigations, and they are distinctly ugly. I was unable to move geographically until my children were in college, as I refused to leave my kids behind and their father refused to even consider moving even when he got laid off and was looking for a new job anyway. So I stayed.

    •  My parents and his parents are elderly and need us (2+ / 0-)

      here to help. I can't move them. I won't move us.

      When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

      by Alexandra Lynch on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 01:52:52 PM PDT

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