The Pitfalls of Dating as a Female Lawyer

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When the Woman Earns More 

Money is a common cause for disagreement in relationships, particularly if the distribution of money is uneven. Money is a proxy for power, and power imbalances lead to disagreements.

Because of the pay gap, most heterosexual relationships involve a higher-earning man and a lower-earning woman. But in 29% of hetero relationships, the woman out-earns the man. This figure has been increasing for decades, but is still a small minority of couples, and because of that, society hasn’t quite figured out how these couples can best work. Because of the newness of this type of relationship and the high likelihood that women lawyers will be involved in such a relationship, this can lead to some growing pains.

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8 Ways Being Single Can Help a Woman's Career

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Being single seems like it would be an impediment to advancing in your career. For instance, a significant other can halve your chores and expenses and provide advice and support – clear benefits. For me though, being single helped advance my career. It turns out that my experience is typical for highly educated women professionals. Here are 8 ways being single can help a women’s career (or how being married/coupled can hurt it) and my experience navigating these obstacles.

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