In years past when a couple divorced, oftentimes the husband was ordered to pay an ex-wife alimony. In traditional American households, husbands worked outside of the home while wives stayed home to tend to the household and children. As more and more women began choosing careers over household chores, however, many married couples struggled to find a working balance.
While today many women who work outside of the home have successful and fulfilling careers, many would likely admit encountering challenges when attempting to juggle both family and career. While traditionally men were the sole or chief breadwinner in a family, today a growing number of women out-earn a spouse.