In general, domestic life in Indonesian society is that the husband works, while the wife is at home and also works. However, not all domestic life is like that.
There are also married couples who exchange roles, not necessarily in accordance with other people’s household lives. Recently, the story of a husband and wife who switched roles went viral on social media.
TikTok user dedirosalam uploaded a video that tells the story of his household life. The viral video was watched 14 million times and one of them was re-uploaded by the Instagram account memomedsos.
This long-haired man told me that he has been unemployed since 2019. He himself is a graduate of UNM Computer Engineering.
Her daily activities take care of the little baby. Meanwhile, his wife works as a civil servant or civil servant.
They used to take part in the civil servant selection together while they were still dating in 2019. However, only his wife passed to become a civil servant but not him.
At the beginning of his career as a civil servant, his wife was approached by many of his co-workers. His faithful wife still chose him.
This couple swap roles
In 2020 Dedi and his wife got married by holding a simple party. When he married Dedi was also still unemployed but his in-laws did not mind it.
Dedi feels that his domestic life is like the world is turned upside down. He even sometimes feels ashamed of his neighbors because he is always at home.
“The world seems to be turned upside down, my wife works, I take care of the children (every morning routine),” he wrote in the video as quoted by Yoursay.id, Thursday (16/06/2022).
Dedi apologized to his wife for being an unemployed husband. Dedi also encouraged his wife to work. He, while carrying his only child, took his wife before leaving for work to the yard.
The viral video of the story of an unemployed husband taking care of children every day, while his wife works has received various responses from netizens.
“You don’t have to be ashamed of not working or just freelance while your wife is working, the important thing is that the money you get is lawful and not criminal,” said one netizen.
“No need to be ashamed, my father is like that too, as long as he is a good father for the family and doesn’t become a burden,” said another.
“Being a housewife is a choice and the result of the best negotiations between husband and wife. It’s normal. If both work with children, who will take care of it?” other responses.