The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on March 6, 1974 · Page 17
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Psychiatrist: housewife lacks focus and identity P*« ITVK 1 CUAUttltTT „! :- A :-_ ...... * Fergis Fails (Mo.) Journal Wed., Mar. 6,1974 ByEVESHAKBUTT AP Newsfeatures Writer NEW YORK (AP) Housewives have good reason for going to pieces, says a psychiatrist who considers the old expression appropriate for today. "Going to pieces is the old expression for a breakdown," said Dr. Robert Seidenberg. "But it's better description of the lives of housewives today. They must meet their husbands' needs, their children's needs and handle their housework. Their lives are fragmented and they spend more time with machines than with their families." Dr. Seidenberg says housewives are the new servant class in America. "The husband's life has a central core: his job. But each time he is transferred to a new community, a wife must make new friends, extend herself to establish a new identity. Even when moves don't occur that often, a housewife's life is in a bunch of pieces," he said. Seidenberg, author of "Corporate Wives, Corporate Casualties," explores the issue in his book. He practices in Syracuse, N.Y., where around 100 of the nation's largest corporations have branches, and where he encountered many "corporate wives" in practice. "Professionally, I see wives and children, rarely husbands. The traumatic aspects of consciously fragmenting a woman's life, shedding her credentials for each move, are emotionally destructive. Women may take tranquilizers, begin to drink or just feel depressed. "Two things happen to children. Moving can bring families closer together but they also may overload the system. Mothers expect more of children in the way of gratification. This even happens in countries like Japan," Seidenberg said. He added that his book came partly from his own dissatisfaction with theories in his discipline. Then he bagan to get letters of reaction from women across the country who said he described their problems exactly. "Women have little choice about moving. If they don't, they may be guilty of desertion; the law supports the husband. In some states, a woman who is not living in her husband's domicile can lose her right to vote or to hold office," he added. "The law is not alone. Macho, which individual men have, corporations have also," Seidenberg said. "I once asked an executive with a giant corporation what happened if he had a woman executive to promote and transfer. He said he first talked to her husband to find out if it would be okay." "Corporate America must answer the question of how much of a man they buy when they pay his salary. A line has to be drawn. A corporation buys a man's skills and a certain degree of loyalty, but it cannot and should not expect to own the whole family," he said. The psychiatrist believes that women in the future will be persons in their own right, working at least part time. This, he said, would be the real solution to the problem of the corporate wife. Seidenberg, a classically trained psychoanalyst, says he is a Freudian who "is constantly adapting and making adjustments in the traditional view of analysis." He is a member of the National Organization for Women and says he is able to be active because his wife, an attorney, is active in the women's movement as well. "I think issues have their time; you can't rush history. I/wk at the change in the visibility of women in the past few years: who would have predicted it? 1 think there will now be more opportunity for women to achieve at home and in the community as well as in the world of professionals," Seidenberg said. Here's the Answer ByANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures Q.—I painted a room a few weeks ago. Now there are small marks at certain places on the walls. My neighbor says this condition is known as checking and that it comes from putting on a second coat before the first one is dry. Is this correct? A.—That's the most common cause. 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