Housewife/SAHM Interview Questions

HOUSEWIFE/SAHM INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

(Note: Keep in mind that the following sample questions are designed for a young, inexperienced, black female audience. All sample questions may not be asked in your specific interview. Additional interview questions may be added.)

INTRODUCTION

What is your name, age, marital status (dating, married, engaged, single etc.) & what state do you live in?

Age of your partner and how long have you been together?

What do you and your partner do for a living and what are each of your gross, yearly incomes?

What age were you when you met?

What race is your partner?

What class were you and your partner raised in? (lower/working/middle/upper class etc.)

Did either of you have kids from a previous relationship? And if not, do you and your partner have or want kids?

LIFESTYLE

What stage in your relationship did you decide to become a housewife/SAHM?

Who decided that you would be a homemaker/SAHM? or When did you tell your significant other that you wanted to be a housewife/SAHM?

When and how do you recommend women inform their partners that they wish to be housewives and SAHM’s?

What are your daily responsibilities as a housewife/SAHM? Does your husband help around the house/help with the children?

Do you hire professional help? (cleaning service, nanny, etc.)

Do you feel you have agency in your relationship? How do you feel about the negative stereotypes associated with being a housewife? (being lazy, being a man’s doormat, being powerless/having no agency etc.)

Do you consider yourself to be submissive to your partner? If so, what does that entail?

How do you make time for yourself, your social life and your personal interests? Have you ever lost yourself or your identity in your relationship?

How do you approach your busy, hardworking significant other with concerns and disagreements?

Do you feel the housewife/SAHM lifestyle is glamorized?

FINANCES & EDUCATION

Do you make your own money/have a personal savings account? In the event that you divorce, what is your back up plan?

Do you and your significant other have a joint and/or separate bank accounts?

Does your significant other pay your bills?(cell phone, student loans etc.)

Does your significant other give you an “allowance”, “salary” or pay for your beauty maintenance? (nails, hair, clothes etc.)?

Do you forsee the recession negatively impacting your current lifestyle?

Has your education and/or past work experienced helped in your role as a housewife/SAHM?

Do you recommend women have an education or work experience prior to being a housewife?

Do you ever worry about having to re-enter the workforce with no recent work experience and skills?

Is your job as a housewife/SAHM more rewarding than the 9-5 job you had previously?

FAMILY DYNAMICS & COMMUNITY

When people ask what you do for living, what do you tell them?

Do you get any pushback from family and friends being a housewife/SAHM? If so, how do you respond?

Do you homeschool your children or are they in private/public school? What influenced your choice? (SAHM)

In your opinion, how important is it to form relationships and community with other housewives/SAHM’s? Do you have relationships with other black housewives/SAHM’s?