Marriage woman and career

How possible is it for a married woman to not give brakes on a full fledged career? Consider a love marriage as the backdrop.

13 replies
Satarupa B Kaur
September 5, 2017


Bhagyashree Sowani September 6, 2017 - 7:12 pm

I dont know what the actual statistics are but there seem to be many high profile career women in india. Indra Nooyi, Kiran Mazumdar, Arundhati Bhattacharya to name some.
Should there be more such women. Yes definitely we need to have more women displaying their full potential.
Do they find having a career and family challenging. Yes of course.
How fulfilled do they feel. It depends on the actual support they receive from their spouse and in laws. The more valued and respected they feel at home the more likely they are going to feel happy.
Our society needs to change its mindset towards women and treat them as equal partners in a marriage as well as respected members of society.
Im very optimistic that we are in this process of changing ourselves.

Satarupa B Kaur September 6, 2017 - 7:20 pm

At the top, that’s the only part we see in their journey but even then, you see less respect for Daughter in law’s career. The inlaws are not as empowered.

Leena Jha September 6, 2017 - 3:27 pm

In a hypothetical situation, it is very possible that a woman still continues to have a career even after her marriage and starts a family when she and her husband are ready for it. Especially in a love marriage, because then you and your partner vibe with each other and are comfortable with each other’s priorities and that shouldn’t change after marriage. But then again, this is purely a hypothesis and doesn’t happen in real life and in Indian families.

Satarupa B Kaur September 6, 2017 - 3:36 pm

Bang on this one. Hits bull’s eye. I myself have seen much hassle despite having an awesome hubby. What about you Leena?

Leena Jha September 6, 2017 - 3:42 pm

I left my studies because my in-laws didn’t approve of it and the strange thing was that I did.

Satarupa B Kaur September 6, 2017 - 6:25 pm

Exactly. We shroud our compromises as sacrifices and our foolishness as dedication. We need to get our backs straight.

Christina September 6, 2017 - 12:03 pm

I really think it’s individual. The main thing is the woman should be happy in whatever she is doing nurturing children nurturing her career or managing both. In all the these cases there will be introspection heartbreaks doubts but that is how it is. Look at Kareena managing her career and baby so well and there is a Misha who is a full time Mom.

Tina Vashishth September 6, 2017 - 11:57 am

@satarupa_b I also feel women bring down women!

Satarupa B Kaur September 6, 2017 - 11:58 am

Look at the usual in laws angle always. Mostly there’s sham cooperation and real support is missing.
I have a supportive hubby but at times am reduced to tears coz of the smallest things MIL manages to say.

Tina Acharya September 6, 2017 - 11:05 am

I think…its a woman’s own prerogative to take a brake from a career or not for the shake of family. there are many important decisions for women to be taken carefully. One of them is choosing Career or family at some point of life. I personally believe, taking a brake is ideal if you have the guts and energy to get back once again.

Tina Vashishth September 6, 2017 - 10:04 am

I recently came across this real-life situation. A woman who just did a baking course from London (3 months) wanted to start a bake studio, but she is 29 and her in-laws and even parents thought she shd now plan a family. Also she thinks she shd at least have 2 kids. So she is not doing anything except waiting to get pregnant!

Satarupa B Kaur September 6, 2017 - 10:08 am

That’s what mostly women back out mentally. Just that the background issues becomes the blamed bits. We need more focus and motivation to stay in the game.

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