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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Working Wives Threat to Husband Health

According to an article in the UK's Independent (subscription only), a new study reveals that, " . . .that the more committed and successful a woman is at work, the worse her partner feels."  The study blames this finding on a syndrome called (and I am not making this up) "unfulfilled husband hypothesis", which makes men feel inadequate when women depart too dramatically from their traditional roles.  The article does not contain much information about the study or how it was conducted but the conclusions seem rather unhelpful.  I don't like it when my husband has to work late or fails to pick up the dry cleaning - perhaps I have "unfilled wife hypothesis."[bm] 

Update:  While not scientific, Matt Miller's editorial in the New York Times seems to provide an answer to the problems identified in the above study.

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