Are women breadwinners ballbreakers?
Before my daughter was born several years ago, my husband and I kind of agreed that I would be the parent to stay home with her, even if we didn’t really talk about it. It just seems like the best and most natural decision at the time, especially since I planned on breastfeeding her and wanted to spend the first few crucial months getting in as much bonding time as possible with my baby girl.
Well, weeks turned into months, months turned into years and now that she’s 8, I’m still a stay-at-home mom who freelances, takes care of the home, volunteers and am basically the CEO of our day-to-day family operations. And while my husband does sometimes say that I have it easy (ha!) I don’t think he truly understands all the work and effort I put in to make sure everything is running smoothly at home. In fact, sometimes we do wonder how our lives would end up if our roles were reversed.
Yet, one television personality says our happiness would have been jeopardized as men who stay at home tend to be more depressed than women.
One television personality says it never works when women earn more than their men.