My friends and I were talking about alleged differences between some men and women when it comes to their primary focus: relationship or work.
According to my male friends, men can’t get serious in an mature relationship until they have their careers in order. On the flip side, it seems we women may have an easier time striking the balance between work and love…or do we?
As my pal Jim told me, he’s often had relationships in which he felt his girlfriend(s) were hyper-focused on their relationship in a detrimental way. In turn, those same women accused him of being a workaholic who ignored their needs.
Where’s the balance?
Women, how successful do you think you are or have been at pursuing your career while successfully managing a relationship? Men, do you agree with the idea that you must have your professional path in order to think about settling down? Do we think both sexes generally approach these priorities the same? What accounts for the differences?