"Leaning in" may mean "living without"? In his NYT article, Breadwinning Wives and Nervous Husbands,Richard H. Thaler --professor of economics and behavioral science -- cites data that says women making higher earnings may be bad for marital bliss. (6/2/13).
While women still, on average, earn less than men, many are turning their educational accomplishments into good paying careers -- so good, that they out-earn hubby. Apparently, many marriages suffer when 'women start bringing home filet mignon vs. bacon.'
Add in the child-care conundrum, and career ladies face preposterous pressures.
Here is a link to my recent interview on Power Woman Radio. Host Deb and I covered many topics relevant to middle aged working women:
Almost gave up on growing orchids, then these lovely blooms sprouted after a few years of dormancy. Maybe, like us wise women, they were simply gathering what they needed to show up at just the right time. Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, in her audio series "The Late Bloomer" reminds us we have what we need inside us to reinvent ourselves -- again, and again.