Because it costs far more to support you than for your husband to support themselves... look at where your household expenses are actually going. In the typical one income family: - It costs hundreds of dollars to pay for your health insurance every month that would be a benefit if you had a real job. - You are probably driving a $35,000 SUV that husband makes the payment on and he probably drives an old Honda Civic to/from work -- typical in my suburb. - You feel entitled to expensive hair cuts, hair colorings, lunches with your friends several times a week, plus buying "little gifts" every time you go over to see your girlfriend, aunt or mother, etc. etc. etc. - Your clothing, cosmetics and other personal expenses are at least 5X what your husband spends. He works 60-70 hours a week, you are exhausted after your "hard day" and he still has to take care of kids after work because you are too tired and lazy. That's ok... we understand it's part of the job, we do it, but we resent you. We'll be glad to leave you for a woman 15-20 years younger than you who is better looking, more worldly/interesting and fun. You'll probably wonder why your husband left you for another woman once the kids got older, after all, you made him so happy, didnt you?