Sadly, the research says a resounding “yes!”
Both Katie Couric and Jennifer Lopez have been publicized as dating younger men. Both have been called “cougar” because of it. And both think it is sexist.
I’m thrilled to be sharing my views in this MarketWatch.com article, Why Men Are Threatened by Smart Women. [Read more…] about How Men View Smart Women: Focus on Positive Attributes
Did you choose to be a stay-at-home spouse, but now you’re less than happy with the decision? Here are some things to consider about your role.
Recently, I was asked to share some thoughts with MarketWatch.com readers on why stay-at-home spouses are so resentful. In her article, Catey Hill addresses differing views on the realities of being a stay-at-home spouse and why some are happier with the arrangement than others.
As a Life Coach, I see the anxiety, guilt, stress and resentment that many spouses deal with when making the choice to either stay-at-home or work outside the home. For some, there is no easy solution.
For those choosing to stay-at-home, it’s not uncommon to experience:
- Resentment over missed opportunities
- Jealousy over a spouse’s success
- Anxiety over finances
- Less self-worth
The working spouse deals with issues, too, such as:
- Stress over being the major breadwinner
- Missing out on family time, family events
- Concerns over job security
To maintain balance at home and work, I strongly suggest that partners have an open conversation regarding each of their roles. In a marriage, the decision to be a stay-at-home spouse should be the result of healthy conversation and mutual understanding – a team effort.
There can be advantages and disadvantages to being a stay-at-home spouse, but there is no need to lose your identity or sacrifice your happiness when you:
- Have the right support
- Stay true to your values
- Recognize your strengths
- Take some time just for YOU
Are you a stay-at-home spouse by choice or by necessity? How is it impacting your life? Please share with me in the comments below.
Maybe you’re dealing with whether or not to be a stay-at-home spouse, and you’re just not sure what to do. A Life Coach can help you work through even the toughest decision-making, and it would be my joy to help you! Contact me TODAY.
Even the best friendships can have moments of fragility. You know the feeling – it can erupt out of the blue from a sudden misunderstanding between the two of you, or maybe it finally emerges after months of festering frustration.
None of us is immune to relationship struggles, which is why I am thrilled to offer a prescription for healthy friendships over at Women’s Health Magazine.
When friendships go south, the smartest course of action is to first take a quick self-inventory. I know this isn’t the easiest thing to do (it’s no fun to be at fault!), but assessing your contribution to the problem may be the key to healing now and avoiding more mishaps in the future. For example:
- Have you expected your friend to play therapist one too many times? (If so, you may need a professional therapist to help you and to give your friend a break.)
- Or perhaps you’ve created a ‘relationship game plan’ you’d like her to follow, but she’s just not that into it?
Each of these situations can create tension in a friendship, but with a smart plan of action, you can work toward change and reconciliation. Check out my Women’s Health Magazine tips here.
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