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Writer: I am 'the anti-wife'

A busy writer and editor says she is “shamefully neglectful” of her “wifely duties".

By Kristin Wong Sep 20, 2013 3:31PM

Writer Kate Thompson recently penned a piece for The Daily Mail, accompanied by the title: “Meet Britain’s worst wife.”

In the post, Thompson calls herself the “anti-wife.”  Explaining that she is “shamefully neglectful” of her “wifely duties,” Thompson says she simply can’t play the role of subservient partner.

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“[My husband] brings me an organic buffalo milk cappuccino every morning in bed and once spent hours making fresh syrup from rhubarb to add to my favourite champagne after I'd given birth. And yes, he works full-time…But for all he does for me, anxious to make everything in my life better, he gets a raw deal in return.”

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So how raw is that deal? Thompson says she’s never ironed, rarely cooks, and only makes love to her husband on a milestone birthday — “just the ones with a zero.”

“The truth is that I'm just too busy and involved in my career as a writer to be a traditional, caring wife.”

Her husband, Ben, claims he doesn’t mind their set up.

“I'm in awe of the way he looks after me, our sons and our home. He makes my life easier. And he says he enjoys it.”

Read more about Thompson’s “anti-wife” lifestyle here.

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Sep 22, 2013 3:13PM
I don't think it has to do with being a 'wife' or not.  That she seems proud of not wanting to sleep with her husband or help out with a single thing in the house makes her sound like a bad person, not a bad wife. 
Sep 20, 2013 6:51PM
Why did you get married and have kids in the first place?  What a pathetic, lazy, self-righteous attitude. You don't deserve a husband or a family.
Sep 20, 2013 6:39PM
These are the selfish attitudes that bring on divorce. How about sharing in the responsibilities?
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