Traditionally, the woman stayed at home to raise children and do housework while the man went off to his career in the morning. Times have changed, and women are now beginning to have their own careers. Raising the children and taking care of the house has become a choice in modern relationships, and the woman is not always the person who remains at home. Working these issues out is now a prime way to tell if a relationship will stand up in the long run.
Husbands and fathers who stay at home used to face public humiliation, and it made their lives frustrating. Today's men have learned it does not make them less of a man to remain at home, and some have embraced their new role. Women have learned a career is not a closed option until their children are grown or foregoing children altogether, and many have begun to plan a lifetime career that includes a husband and children.