I am pretty sure my words have found this topic on other occasions, but the subject still weighs heavy on my mind and spirit. As it is true, and proven, women can perform any job a man can and vise versa. But, the fact remains that there are things that women do with ease that men struggle to get through, just as there are things that a man can do with almost no effort that takes a great deal of energy from a woman. I understand this is the age of equal rights, and this is far from what I am talking about here. Men by nature are providers, in tribal conditions they hunt and protect. Women are nurturers, and by pure definition that means to care for and encourage growth and development. Society has made it so that we rely on our men to take on this role when we are tired, burned out, or stressed. We are tribe minded people and in a tribal condition the other women would take up the slack and support each other. So, since our “civilized” world separates families into their own “tribes” the one woman of the household has to take up all the slack, and when needing a break relies on the husband. Which then causes conflict because men are not meant for such roles, it becomes a struggle and all then become stressed. As a single mom I am very stressed, especially since I have to take up both roles. It makes it to a point where I cannot function fully in each role, which then causes a lot of conflict because my son and myself are not getting what we need. I feel it within me, a deep craving, to only have to worry about providing the nurturing aspects for him. Teaching, loving, raising him to be the best human he can, and wants, to be. I hate having to worry about money, or food, etc. I feel like I am spread so thin, I barely have enough energy for anything. Some tell me that I should put Cardin into public school and not home school; as though this would fix all my problems, it will not. I think that one day all of the “civilized” world will die off due to stresses, and diseases and all that will remain of the human race will be those whom live in tribal communities. I long for this type of community, the woman in me longs for it…

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