Came across this interesting paper.
It’s very much a preliminary study, and limited to the Greek church in the Australian context, but anecdotally it is certainly similar to what I hear from Orthodox clergy wives of all jurisdictions in North America.
“….an exploration of real experiences that challenges some perceptions and expectations while identifying the tug-of-war that exists between “what should be” and “what is”.
“Anecdotal evidence suggests the image and the roles of the Greek Orthodox Priest and Presbytera are surrounded by a tradition of vague ideas mixed with many stories passed down from generation to generation. Role ambiguity and confusion exists about the ministry of the Greek Orthodox Church in an Australian and global context.”
The researcher is herself a Presbytera, Catherine Tsacalos.