The Drawbacks of Being a Female Breadwinner

Yahoo!Finance covers When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women, featuring an article by me and a video featuring some confessions on the challenges for female breadwinners.

When my husband and I wed in 2012, we knowingly exposed our marriage to potential complexities based simply on the fact that I brought home a bigger paycheck. I had recently started researching my new book, “When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women,” and discovered some sobering statistics unique to relationships with this increasingly common financial dynamic. Today, 24% of wives earn more than their husbands, four times greater than in the 1960s, according to Pew.

I didn’t discover all bad news, but the heap of negative data was evidence enough that we were desperate for a much better, far more creative roadmap to support these modern relationships (mine included). Before we can wholly celebrate women’s financial and professional ascent, we need to overcome the potential challenges she and her partner may face in their relationship when it comes to intimacy, finances, child rearing and “making it all work.”

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