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I love my home—so why do I feel so ambivalent about being a homemaker?

The temerity of suggesting that my partner and I will be together here in this house long enough to watch the linen of our tablecloth soften is, quite frankly, too much for me to bear

By Eli Goldstone  

Finding peace with the pleasures of domestic life can be as troubling as suffering its banality.

I am bombarded by advertisements for miracle cleaning products, bespoke kitchens and reclaimed Spanish tiles. The algorithms have conspired to show me a very confusing version of myself. I keep pressing my finger to the screen. Why don’t you want to see this ad? I try to remember what sort of ad I was served before. Dating services, obviously, and disposable razors. Those sort of fripperies aren’t shown to me now. Why…

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