As a man I have seen the pain that the lack of a village has had on my wife and kids. I have seen my wife desire and need for the sharing of the responsibility of the kids. I have seen the pain of not having the wise woman to talk to.
I have brought pain to my family every time I have made them move so that I can make sure that there is money to pay for the house and food. I have felt the anger, depression, frustration from my wife from not having the village. I seen the pain and damage the lack of the group of kids running around has brought to my kids. The damage is great on my kids and wife.
My burden as a husband is knowing that my wife and kids are suffering and not always knowing how to help. Knowing that my first goal has to be to put the food on the table and feeling that I am failing as a husband and father to do that.
I agree that it weights heavier on my wife and I know that this has to change in our society because without a village our society can not last.
Initially, European colonists forced the indigenous people of the Caribbean to work in the sugar plantations. However, they were decimated by European diseases against which they had no immunity, so plantation owners began to buy African slaves. The profits from slavery were potentially very high for European slave traders. In 1708 a slave could be bought in Africa for £5, and sold in the West Indies for £20. The profits for plantation owners from cotton, tobacco and above all sugar were even higher. For the enslaved people, the work was hard, the punishments harsh and the living standards very poor.