Re: The underlying failure built into most marriages
Haven't read everything but the US is especially unforgiving towards working mothers. My friends in Canada can take a year off and go back to work. In the US, women have to sacrifice tremendously career wise in order to care for their young children. I find it almost barbaric that women have to go back straight to work after having babies.
I'm 31, have a degree in engineering and I make 6 figures a year. But guess what, when I have kids, it means I will have to sacrifice time with them. I always used to worry about what I would do when I do have kids, since I only get 12 weeks paid off for maternity at my job. I've made this decision though, to keep working. Many women choose to sacrifice their careers and focus on family. Men don't have to make that tough choice, they get to keep their careers and have kids, no problem.
Women will get judged either way but society. Some will judge SAHMs, others working moms. There's no winning.