About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view MartiLuna's profile
    Posted March 12, 2013 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Work and family: Making it work

    More from MartiLuna

    hand in hand we work together


    This is Davide (33) and me (28).


    He is a robot programmer and I am a freelance translator and interpreter.


    From the very beginning of our romance we made it clear: family is of paramount importance but work is almost at the same level, for both of us.


    He has always traveled to every part of the world for work and he loves this aspect of his life: meeting people, growing as a professional... I would never dream of having him here close to me every single day if I knew he was not satisfied with his life.


    The same happens to me, I have no working timetables, as a freelancer I sometimes have difficult deadlines and need to stay up working until late at night or working during weekends. I also travel for work too, and I am planning on moving a lot in the future.
    Davide has always supported me and helped me in my difficult moments and decisions.


    We do not have a housework schedule or fixed role when we are at home: the one of us who can and/or is at home before the other cooks (I always prepare the aperitif, though, which is one of my favorite moments with him, since we chill out together after a long day working), he is the one who does the laundry and I do the ironing. We both clean the house and everything is so natural!


    If, in the future, we have a kid, we will try to maintain this situation unchanged. On the one hand, our career and work are very important and I personally will do my best to reach my goals. On the other hand, family life will always be as natural as we can.


    What I love the most is that there is no female/male role, everything is simply a task that has to be performed according to the situation and the mood of the persons involved.


    Life is very hard and usually women inside a family are not equal to men. This does not happen to me and Davide and I am so glad about it: we can concentrate our strength to our love, and to more interesting aspects of the family life together, rather than focusing on schemes that are so boring and medieval!


    This is love :)

    Add your Story Add your Story