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Woman Ditches Job To Become Traditional 1950s-Style Housewife

Woman Ditches Job To Become Traditional 1950s-Style Housewife

A woman ditched her job in marketing to become a traditional housewife and now spends her days cooking, cleaning and making sure the home she shares with her husband and their son is looking spot on.

After getting hitched Alena Kate Pettitt swapped board meetings for the ironing board and says she's never been happier now she's 'living like it's 1959'.

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Credit: BBC

She's so happy with her new life as a housewife and mum Alena has set up The Darling Academy where she advice to other women so they can learn how to become a traditional housewife or TradWife, as it's known on social media.

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Alena's site reads: "You may have noticed a new movement of ladies calling themselves 'traditional housewives'.

"Homemakers of our generation who are happy to submit to, keep house, and spoil their husbands like it's 1959. I'm proudly in the club and would love to share with you why I'm a fully paid up member."

Speaking to the BBC, Alena said she decided to 'rebel' against modern society after growing up in the 1990s.

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"The culture at the time was anything but what I enjoyed and it definitely made me feel like an outsider," she told the BBC.

"It was all kind of, let's fight the boys and go out and be independent and break glass ceilings. But I just felt like I was born to be a mother and a wife.

"What I really related to where the old shows of the 1950s and 60s.

"I grew up in a single-parent household. My mum had to go out to work. The home became this huge burden on her and I suppose at that point in time I probably identified that I didn't want that same life.

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"The rebellion really came when I met my husband, and he being very traditional as well I think he just identified that.

"He said, 'I know that you want a man to look after you and to make you feel secure' and he offered himself as that person.

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"As soon as that happened, I was just like, finally someone sees it. Finally, I can be myself and I don't have to hide who I am anymore."

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Fair enough.

Alongside making sure her home is spic and span, Alena has also written two books, 'Ladies Like Us' and 'English Etiquette'.

Alena, who worked in marketing in London throughout her 20s, said she discovered like-minded people when she joined social media - the tradwife movement.

She added: "With the tradwife movement a lot of people want to label you as something, you know. Something that you might not have even thought of.

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"Someone even said about 'this type of housewife was promoted by the Third Reich', and it's like, was it really?

"My view on feminism is that it's about choices. To say you can go into the working world and compete with men and you're not allowed to stay at home - to me is taking a choice away."

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]