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Would Your Job Take a Backseat to Your Husband's Job?

Would Your Job Take a Back Seat to Your Husband's Job?

Almost half of you are sure that your guy would be supportive if you earned more than him and 33 percent of you already do earn more. When I read a CNN article titled "Career couples fight over who's the 'trailing spouse'" I immediately wondered what you all would say about it.

It mentions a 2007 study of 9,000 married men and women ages 25-59 whose responses determined it's common to place more emphasis on the man's career. This especially seems to be the case when a couple relocates because of the man's career choices, leaving the woman to find work that may not be as good as the job she left.

When asked why she thinks the woman's career takes a back seat, the study's author says, "More often than not, men and women are taught to play very different roles within marriage. Women are socialized to play a homemaking role within the family, whereas men are encouraged to focus on their careers and breadwinning."


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