Will Professional Success Really Ruin Your Chance for Marriage?
We all know that focusing too much on our work—and, specifically, spending too many hours at the office—can cause our personal lives to suffer. And many young women choose to spend their 20s (and perhaps later) establishing themselves professionally before pursuing marriage or motherhood.
But is it possible that you could actually sabotage your chance at marital bliss if you become a successful career woman?
It depends on whom you ask—or what you read. This opinion piece discusses a recent magazine article in which the female writer claimed she had missed her window of opportunity for finding a husband because she was too pre-occupied with her career. But the commentator (and probably many others) takes a different viewpoint, saying a woman is more likely to have a successful marriage and be a happier person overall if she feels fulfilled in her career and her life in general.
They also point out that many potential husbands may be attracted to a woman who is independent and has an established career.
Do you think career women risk missing out on a chance for a husband and kids? Share thoughts in the comments.
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