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I live on the East Coast. My partner lives on the West Coast. So far, the distance has been manageable. Here is the other catch: He was initially the one considering moving, but has incredible career prospects where he is living. One that will bring in enough income that I wouldn't have to work.

How can I reconcile my fears about becoming a homemaker?

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Being a stay-at-home-dad can be an isolating experience sometimes. We don't quite fit in with the stay-at-home-moms and we don't quite fit in with the bread-winning dads. For me, isolation is the worst of homemaking's perils. I know many moms feel isolated, too, but my guess is that the dads among us experience it more often…

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Why I consider "homemaker" one of my jobs

I've always heard the term "homemaker" applied to people who don't do anything else, a PC term for "unemployed and not looking." If you had another job, no matter what it was, that was how you identified yourself. But I'm an editor and a homemaker, and I'm proud of both of those jobs.

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I dislike being a housewife: My struggle with being financially dependent on my spouse

Many women dislike the word "housewife" because of implications of feminism and the stigma of gendered domestic roles. I dislike the word "housewife" because I am one. Well, I don't dislike the word itself but the actual role. I dislike being a housewife! My husband is not to blame for this; he even tries to mitigate the situation. Its all in my head. But I can't be the only who feels like this. Whether you prefer the term "housewife/husband," "homemaker," or another term entirely, how do you deal with the discomfort of financial dependency on a spouse?