@Rihana The traditional (or patriarchy) system is that men earned while women maintained the home. The modern life is that everyone are equal. Not everyone made the complete transition from the former to latter; so we now have these hybrids: men and women enjoying the perks of 2.0 times while their brain still on 1.0 - trying to get the best of both the worlds. Thus some men want their working wife to also cook and clean, because 'it's always a woman's job' and women won't contribute to the family expenses because 'man is the primary breadwinner anyway' Now add some 'you are suffering? I have it far worse, adjusting is life' grease added by family & friends and this has kept it going - as unhappy, argumentative couples. The hybrids thought it is better to explicitly state their 'i want the best of both the world' demands to reduce that marital noise later and hence such unreasonable (as per 2.0) demands from the 1.0 crowd. The one who is agreeing to these is not only ensuring that their marital life is one hell of a suffering but also sustaining this hybrid culture: exploiting happens (also) because you let yourself be exploited. @Amulet And the analogy to the cricket ball is only about having to deal with the hypocrisies of people when trying to find your soul mate like, an 1.0 pretending to be 2.0 to secure a partner by any means.