More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners’ Careers

More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners’ Careers | NPR, Peter O’Dowd

Ricky Nussle has a map on his living room wall. He can use it to track the moves he has made for his wife, Amanda Saraf, who is training to be a doctor. The first was from Houston to rural Kirksville, Mo. Then to Phoenix. Next year, they’ll move again for her fellowship in Columbus, Ohio.Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 11.41.18 AM

Those moves represent one way families are navigating the American economy today: With more women in the workplace than in previous generations, it’s not difficult to find men who are uprooting their careers and moving for their spouses’ professional ambitions.

And men who follow their partners often must grapple with the implications for their careers, while also facing their own set of difficult questions about what it means to give up the traditional role of breadwinner. Continue Reading…

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