What alternatives could women undertake to balance both housework and social work to protect the happiness of their family?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Each person will have to answer this question differently, because all people have different lives and responsibilities. However, let me give you a few points that will help you get started. 

First, it might be good to start off with stating that housework should always be divided among men and women. To think that housework is only for a certain gender is outdated. We need to change this mentality. In light of this, housework should be divided. This is probably the easiest strategy. 

Second, balance is always good. So, a person should assess resources. In other words, how much time does a person have? How much social work does that person what to do? What is his or her definition of happiness. Based on these questions, it would be good to create a road map to achieve happiness. 

Third, if finances allow, you can always consider getting a maid service to help with the housework or hire childcare so that if there are children in the household, watching for them is not the mother's sole responsibility. This would permit her to balance a home life and a work life.