I wanted to share this sobering article from Working Mother Magazine with you. It is about an emerging trend: women losing custody battles in divorce. It may not surprise anyone to hear about the increasing number of women taking on the role of breadwinner for their families while their husbands stay home and manage the kids. But there appears to be an after-shock if you land in divorce court. After reading this, I have to ask, have women broken through glass ceilings and conquered careers only to lose custody of their children? I really, truly hope not.
When I went through my divorce, I was resentful of having to completely support our household financially and do everything on the home-front plus child-rearing. I was so exhausted. After reading this article, I am thankful.
My heart is breaking for Julie, the woman highlighted in this piece, titled “Custody Lost” by Sally Abrahms. She was seeking joint custody and instead, her husband was awarded primary custody.
Let me know what you think after you take a read, the link is: