“He even told me I was overpaid.” He confessed that he felt emasculated by her career, and later, while she was on a work trip, he cheated on her. But as they strive for success, they’re hitting a snag.
Among the straight, ambitious, and unattached, Lauren’s story is familiar. They can’t find a guy who’s comfortable with all that awesomeness.
If a couple is going to have one teammate who has big plans for their own future, it’s going to need teammates who have big plans.
For both men and women, being with someone who is much less motivated in life than you are is going to cause tension in the relationship.
One of the biggest complaints I get these days from women is about men who tend to slowly back away after they realize how strong and independent the woman they are dating is.
Now, I am well aware that many women out there confuse being strong with abrasive, and independent with apathetic.
The pressure to appease their loneliness would frequently force me out of my zone and into a dress and heels for an evening of distracted dining, rushed conversations, and unsettled energy.When Lauren S., 27, a mechanical engineer, met her now-ex at a festival, she fell hard. Until her picks for dinner spots were “too lavish.” One night, he asked about her salary — then everything changed.“He made me laugh, the sex was great, and he was intellectually stimulating,” she says. “He couldn’t look past the fact that I made more money,” says Lauren. workforce is female and 40 percent of those women are their family’s breadwinner.They understand that personal power is not about not needing someone, but about the ability to set standards and only welcome the people into their life who meet the bar. But, it takes the right type of man to recognize, and be comfortable with this type of woman.What are some of the traits of the Prince Charming who doesn’t actually need a damsel in distress?