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Marital Life

by Hyuga


Warm Up: 1. Should the husband always be the one bring the money home? 2. Should the wife always be the one doing house work? 3. Is it okay for your future husband to wash the dishes? 4. Is it okay for your future husband to do the laundry? 5. Is it okay for your future husband to take care of the children? 6. Is it okay for your future husband to go out at night with his buddies? 7. Is it okay for your future husband to go out to a girlsbar/hostess club if he wants to?


Vocabulary and language items: it's not like I thought it would be - not as well as I thought - I am a little disappointed in love with - loving someone or something laugh at someone - laugh against someone inedible - can't eat (just inedible - really can't eat) used to - usually did in the past get used to - learn a new custom that's a (woman's/man's) job - only (women/men) should do He's (such=really) a klutz - can't do handy work = マヌケな人 assumed - thought something before knowing it such a... - really a... disaster - terrible fix things - arrange things


Warm up questions: At home, who do you think should wash the clothes, the dishes, and take care of all the cleaning? Why? Who do you think should cook? The man, or the woman? Why? Who do you think should work and bring the money home? Why? How about you? Which do you prefer, household work, or business-like, corporate work?


Let's imagine your perfect household now... Try to think of the ideal/best husband for you. Think about a man that can fit your characteristics really well. What does he do at home? What does he do at work? How about you? What kind of team work would you actually build with your perfect husband? Share your thoughts about what you want your household to look like in detail and in a long story, please... and don't forget to talk about your future children as well!!!


At last for a discussion:

What kind of guys do you like? Please describe their looks and their emotions, as well as their personality in detail. Would you like to get married with a man who is good at performing house chores? Why? Would you like to get married with a man who is romantic at all times? Why? Would you like to get married with a man who is hardworking at all times? Why? Out of these 3 characteristics mentioned before, which one do you think is the most important: support, romance, or a strong workmanship? Why? What kind of wife would you like to be: the "perfect housewife," the independent "business" wife, or the dynamic--"I work at home and at the office"--"matrix" wife?


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