Empathy is nearly dead. It is rare anymore for your average person to have the passing thought, “How will this person feel about my actions?”
When was the last time you did something solely because it was beneficial to another person?
When was the last time in your relationship you did something you didn't want to do, just to make your partner happy?
Lack of empathy is to blame for much of the strife and tension today. SJWs screech about the “rights” and “privileges” of others, but they're only virtue signalling for their own retweets, likes, and shares. Couples in relationships soon split once they need to make the decision of “will this make my partner happy at some small expense of myself?”
I feel this may also lend to the negative look people have on traditional housewives. People simply can't comprehend anymore the idea of not acting based on selfishness. “You're enslaved to your husband!” they argue, because they cannot see the benefit of the give and take husband and wife give each other. They only take, take, take until they wind up lonely and confused as to why their relationships never seem to work out. As a housewife, you need to constantly be considering, “How will this better my family?” It is impossible to be a good housewife without understanding empathy.