Women with MBA’s are twice as likely to get divorced as their male counterparts. And, women with medical or law degrees are experiencing the same thing. Maybe that’s the reason "The Real Cougar Woman" who is strong, smart, independent and over 40, isn’t rushing to the altar?
Smart women have finally figured it out. Jumping into a marriage because it’s the expected thing to do isn’t necessarily the best option. In fact, now a woman working the same job and making exactly the same amount of money as a man, is more likely to stay single.
Prof. Robin Fetwell Wilson, using a National Science Foundation survey of more than 100,000 professionals in law, business and medicine concluded that a professional degree is hazardous to a marriage. Here’s why.
A very accomplished woman is going to be attracted to a man with the same high profile as she has. But, because she is so busy with her own career, she can’t offer the wifely TLC that her high-powered man expects and needs. When he starts to feel neglected and doesn’t have the little woman to massage his ego he’ll find someone else to fill that need. Once that happens it’s only a matter of time before the marriage dies.
So what’s the answer? Stay single forever? Here’s a thought. Instead of hooking up with a cloned male version of herself, maybe she should be looking for someone who is less high-powered and more loving and supportive. It’s worth a shot don’t you think?