In "I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady, the author talks about all of the duties she does as a wife and a mother and then goes on to talk about how she wants someone to do the duties for her. The author wants a wife because she wants to be able to be as independent as her husband.
In this piece of writing, the author is somewhat bitter over everything that she is expected to do as a wife. She takes care of the children, takes care of the home and takes care of her husband. The speaker wants more time for herself and wants to be able to be an independent woman. Her desire for a wife comes after a recently divorced male friend lists everything that he needs a wife to do for him. She laments that she is expected to cook, clean, take care of the children and please her husband in a romantic way. She no longer wants to do these things and wants to live a life where she has her own wife. When she is tired of that wife, she will begin to look for a new one who will take over all of the duties of the previous wife.