I haven’t watched Oprah’s interview with Whitney Houston in it’s entirety yet, but I saw a portion of it. I believe Oprah asked if her ex-husband, Bobby Brown was ever jealous of her success. Houston paused for a moment before answering yes, but she mentioned that when her career skyrocketed, he was supportive. Her career and success took center stage and he took on the role of protector and supportive husband, and she loved that.
When we discussed single successful women, I noticed that the new male-female relationship dynamic is probably completely new territory. Many of us grew up with our fathers’ career and ambitions taking center stage.
So how would a couple navigate the whole new world of being more versatile and flexible to the modern-day circumstances?
Ladies, are you meeting or dating men that would feel comfortable with your career taking center stage? I honestly think that men would be willing to be supportive for the right woman.
Do you think it is possible to have an equal and loving partnership if the woman is the “leading lady” and her man is in the supporting role?
I know that men often say that loyalty and support is an absolute must in their woman. Are men able to provide the same to women when her career is red hot? What part of being the co-star instead of the star of the show would bother you? How can women help to make this dynamic work for you?