I am still in the States with family. I am enjoying my time with family and loving the snow and cold weather. I love watching my husband when it snows and he was so happy that he made his first snowman the other day. It was cute to watch. :)
So..I am posing a question to you all. Should women work outside of the home in an Islamic family? I am really torn right now. I was in a Christian marriage for 13 years and have worked since the age of 15. When I moved to Bahrain I started working at an Islamic Investment company and to say it is/was stressful is an understatement. Then I got married. It went from unbearable to IMPOSSIBLE!! Working long hours and then taking care of my new husband and home has put its toll on me. The stress level is thru the roof and when you are trying to get pregnant ... its just not a good combination. I can honestly say that working in the Middle East is much different than in the States. I have never been in such a "cut throat and rude" environment in my life. After toiling with the decision to quit, I sent in my resignation the other day..... ALHAMDULLILAH!!! I am now "unemployed" haha
My question is this....what should I do now? Stay at home and focus on getting pregnant, strengthen my deen or go back out in the workforce? I am confused on what my role should be.....