10 Things Baby Boomer Women accepted as norms from their partners

Gender roles

Baby boomers and millennial women often accepted traditional gender roles, where men were expected to be the primary breadwinners and women took on the role of homemakers.

Chauvinistic behavior

While many Baby Boomer and Millennial women have accepted certain chauvinistic behaviors from their partners, the younger generation has said no to outdated gender roles.

Lack of emotional expression

In the past, men were often discouraged from showing vulnerability or expressing their emotions openly. Baby boomers and older millennial women might have accepted partners who struggled with emotional intimacy.

Limited involvement in household chores

Baby boomers and older millennial women may have shouldered most of the household chores and childcare responsibilities.

Financial dependence

In the past, women often relied on their partners for financial stability and security.

Hiding domestic issues

Boomer women have usually been more tolerant in the past of their partners hiding domestic issues from them.

Lack of communication and transparency

Previous generations may have accepted limited communication and transparency from their partners, often avoiding difficult conversations.

Unequal division of decision-making power

Boomer women may have experienced unequal power dynamics in decision-making within their relationships, where the male partner had the final say.

Limited focus on personal growth and self-care

Unlike their predecessors, the younger generation of women does not accept limited focus on personal growth and self-care from their partners.

Inflexible gender expectations

Traditional notions of masculinity and femininity dictated specific behaviors and expectations for both partners. Baby boomers and older millennial women may have accepted these rigid gender expectations.