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Grow Your Value: Living and Working to Your Full Potential by Mika Brzezinski

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CHAPTER FIVE

WOMEN BREADWINNERS-IN-CHIEF AT HOME

When Professional Life Meets Intimate Relationships

When I first started thinking about the idea for this book, I knew that I would have to write this chapter. I was scared then; I’m scared now. I know that there is a large delegation of successful, professional women who would probably prefer to talk about their adventures in mammography rather than to wade into the mucky territory of how their work life has impacted their marriages or partnerships—and how their mates have affected their careers. I completely get it. It’s uncomfortable. It’s fragile. It’s personal. I mean, our families are supposed to be perfect, right? Isn’t that the one true definition of a happy woman? Isn’t it all supposed ...

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