Thirty years ago, for financial reasons, friends of mine decided that he would stay at home and she would go to work. They didn't want their baby put into a nursery. My friend said the worst aspect for him was the loneliness, as he did not have a network of friends as his wife would have done if she had stayed home.
Now my son and his wife are doing the same, he cares for their toddler and she goes into the city. He is a wonderful father but has the same problem. He takes my granddaughter to playgroup three times a week and he is barely acknowledged. He often feels that he is treated with some suspicion for some reason. I have been to the groups once or twice with him and he is right. One person actually came up and talked to me - my son said that was the first time she came near him. There is another stay at home Dad who does come to one group from time to time, but he is the only one that sits and chats to my son. The playleaders do and obviously like him.
So despite young women today thinking they are far more broadminded etc then we were in fact they are behaving exactly the same way.
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