How to get my wife to do a job?
My wife has been staying at home being a mother of our two kids for many years.
Now, the kids are in middle school and really don’t need her doting on them like they used to.
How can I encourage her to get back into the workforce without sounding like an ungrateful jerk?
Many People face this problem. One is pretty clear that you need to encourage her to join her previous job or a new job again for the betterment of family as a unit. The questions remains, how? I think you need to make her realize the benefits a new working member would bring to the family. You should tell her the good changes a job can bring in her personality. Definitely, kids don't need her doting on them anymore, so, she should utilize her skills for securing a better future for the family. Talk to her, dine with her, and counsel her; I am pretty sure she will agree to do a job.