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17th Aug '17 5:33:20 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* In MortalKombatX Sonya Blade chose her career over her husband and daughter and it lead to a very strained relationship.

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* In MortalKombatX ''MortalKombatX'' Sonya Blade chose her career over her husband and daughter and it lead to a very strained relationship.
17th Aug '17 5:33:03 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* In MortalKombatX Sonya Blade chose her career over her husband and daughter and it lead to a very strained relationship.

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16th Aug '17 5:20:04 AM DamagedHen
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* ''Film/BadMoms'': Averted. In the beginning Amy Mitchel struggles to balance her family life with that of her career. Instead of choosing one or the other, Amy creates a balance between her two lives in addition to a third life - her personal life which had been nonexistent since she had kids.

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* ''Film/BadMoms'': Averted. In the beginning Amy Mitchel struggles to balance her family life with that of her career. Instead of choosing one or the other, Amy creates a balance between her two lives in addition to a third life - her personal life which had been nonexistent since she had kids. kids - and ultimately becomes a much more happier, well adjusted person.
16th Aug '17 5:19:04 AM DamagedHen
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* ''Film/BadMoms'': Averted. In the beginning Amy Mitchel struggles to balance her family life with that of her career. Instead of choosing one or the other, Amy creates a balance between her two lives in addition to a third life - her personal life which had been nonexistent since she had kids.
27th Jun '17 7:24:20 AM Allronix
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* The atrocious 1982 song "I've Never Been to Me" is sung by a jet-setting woman with a pretty interesting life (traveling all over the world, meeting and romancing heads of state) telling a {{Housewife}} how she covets the dull domestic life. "Paradise is the baby in your arms and the man you argued with this morning."

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13th Nov '16 9:05:54 PM Fireblood
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** Taken a step further in the early speculation for the 2016 Presidential Election, with critics wondering whether UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton will run for president and if she can handle running a country and being a ''grandmother''. No such concern was expressed about UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, who is a grandfather himself.

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** Taken a step further in the early speculation for the 2016 Presidential Election, with critics wondering whether UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton will run for president and if she can handle running a country and being a ''grandmother''. No such concern was expressed about UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, Creator/DonaldTrump, who is a grandfather himself.
13th Nov '16 9:05:19 PM Fireblood
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* Aaron Hotchner of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' might be a rare male example. His wife all but demanded he give up his position at the BAU so he could be home more with her and their young son, Jack.

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* Aaron Hotchner of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' might be a rare male example. His wife all but demanded he give up his position at the BAU so he could be home more with her and their young son, Jack. He didn't, and they got divorced over this.



* This happens a lot in shows PoliceProcedural shows, such as ''Series/ColdCase'' ''Criminal Minds'' as mentioned above, with. As the cops are usually MarriedToTheJob, it puts a strain on their relationship with their families, especially their spouses. Sometimes the older characters are mentioned to have gotten married/divorced more than once because of this.

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* This happens a lot in shows PoliceProcedural shows, such as ''Series/ColdCase'' ''Criminal Minds'' and ''Series/CriminalMinds'' as mentioned above, with. As the cops are usually MarriedToTheJob, it puts a strain on their relationship with their families, especially their spouses. Sometimes the older characters are mentioned to have gotten married/divorced more than once because of this.



* One of the (many) reasons fans hated the ending of ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' was because Elizabeth gave up an exciting and meaningful job (namely, teaching) to go running back into the arms of her high school boyfriend Anthony.
** The fanfic ''FanFic/TheNewRetcons'' explored this trope further, with Elizabeth wanting to be defined as more than 'Anthony's wife, Francoise and James's mother', but thinking that she ''has'' to enforce this trope, and is surprised when Anthony suggests getting a job if she doesn't want to be just that. (It's only worse in that she's following in her mother's footsteps, Elly had the same feelings about this trope: hating it yet thinking it's ironclad. It was a contributing factor in her losing her mind.)

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* One of the (many) reasons fans hated the ending of ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' was because Elizabeth gave up an exciting and meaningful job (namely, teaching) to go running back into the arms of her high school boyfriend Anthony.
Anthony to marry and have a baby.
** The fanfic ''FanFic/TheNewRetcons'' explored this trope further, with Elizabeth wanting to be defined as more than 'Anthony's wife, Francoise and James's mother', but thinking that she ''has'' to enforce this trope, and is surprised when Anthony suggests getting a job if she doesn't want to be just that. (It's only worse in that she's following in her mother's footsteps, footsteps. Elly had the same feelings about this trope: hating it yet thinking it's ironclad. It was a contributing factor in her losing her mind.)



--> '''Handsome Male-Lead:''' "Shh shh shh... Over the next 90 minutes, I'd like to show you that all your problems can be solved by my penis" (romantic music plays)
* This was addressed in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. When Bobby is diagnosed with ADD (when really, he had consumed far too much sugar) Old-fashioned Hank suggests that Peggy quit her job as a substitute teacher and become a stay-at-home mom to give Bobby more attention. Peggy reluctantly agrees and stays home, but quickly grows bored. By the end of the episode, Hank realizes that Peggy isn't happy when she has so little to do and supports her decision to return to teaching.

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--> '''Handsome Male-Lead:''' "Shh shh shh... Over the next 90 minutes, I'd like to show you that all your problems can be solved by my penis" penis." (romantic music plays)
* This was addressed in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. When Bobby is diagnosed with ADD (when really, he had consumed far too much sugar) Old-fashioned old-fashioned Hank suggests that Peggy quit her job as a substitute teacher and become a stay-at-home mom to give Bobby more attention. Peggy reluctantly agrees and stays home, but quickly grows bored. By the end of the episode, Hank realizes that Peggy isn't happy when she has so little to do and supports her decision to return to teaching.



** Taken a step further in the early speculation for the 2016 Presidential Election, with critics wondering whether UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton will run for president and if she can handle running a country and being a ''grandmother''.
* The United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Just because you're working 12 hour shifts in a factory "to free a man to fight" doesn't mean you don't owe it to your family to provide a nutritious home-cooked breakfast and supper, plus pack a balanced lunch, plus keep the house spotless, plus take care of the Victory Garden ....
* On the TruthInTelevision side, there may be more to that sarcastic remark about husbands helping around the house than you might think-studies show that women who choose career and leave the husband at home to do the jobs traditionally assigned to housewives tend to lose respect for said husbands and divorce them. DoubleStandard indeed.
** This could be related to a RealWomenDontWearDresses way of thinking- there are certainly many women out there who want to pursue careers out of personal fulfillment/enjoyment, but some choose to have a career solely because they believe that 'housewife' is an inferior role (rather than getting the true point of feminism- being able to choose your path rather than being automatically expected to be a housewife). If you avoid taking the housewife role because you think it's demeaning and don't respect it, why would you think differently about others who take that role?

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** Taken a step further in the early speculation for the 2016 Presidential Election, with critics wondering whether UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton will run for president and if she can handle running a country and being a ''grandmother''.
''grandmother''. No such concern was expressed about UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, who is a grandfather himself.
* The United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Just because you're working 12 hour shifts in a factory "to free a man to fight" doesn't mean you don't owe it to your family to provide a nutritious home-cooked breakfast and supper, plus pack a balanced lunch, plus keep the house spotless, plus take care of the Victory Garden ....
Garden...
* On the TruthInTelevision side, there may be more to that sarcastic remark about husbands helping around the house than you might think-studies show that women who choose their career and leave the husband at home to do the jobs traditionally assigned to housewives tend to lose respect for said husbands and divorce them. DoubleStandard indeed.
** This could be related to a RealWomenDontWearDresses way of thinking- there thinking-there are certainly many women out there who want to pursue careers out of personal fulfillment/enjoyment, but some choose to have a career solely because they believe that 'housewife' is an inferior role (rather than getting the true point of feminism- being feminism-being able to choose your path rather than being automatically expected to be a housewife). If you avoid taking the housewife role because you think it's demeaning and don't respect it, why would you think differently about others who take that role?
13th Nov '16 8:53:00 PM Fireblood
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** And JJ is an aversion; as of season four, she has a baby and a significant other (as far as I know, they never married--she doesn't wear a ring) who gave up his job (as a detective) to stay at home with their son.

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** And JJ is an aversion; as of season four, she has a baby and a significant other (as far as I know, they never married--she doesn't wear a ring) boyfriend (later husband) who gave up his job (as a detective) to stay at home with their son.
13th Nov '16 8:48:35 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/{{Click}}'': Michael wants a better life for his family and tries hard to get a promotion. But due to abusing the power of the magic remote, he set himself on "auto-pilot" which seemingly make him obsessed with career, estranging him from his family.

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* ''Film/{{Click}}'': Michael wants a better life for his family and tries hard to get a promotion. But due to abusing the power of the magic remote, he set himself on "auto-pilot" which seemingly make made him obsessed with career, estranging him from his family.



* In ''Film/TheSmurfs'', Patrick, engarged of the Smurfs' responsibility for ruining his business pitch, runs off to save his job and abandons his wife Grace when she defends them. He later has second thoughts when Grace texts him a sonogram picture of their upcoming baby.

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* In ''Film/TheSmurfs'', Patrick, engarged of enraged at the Smurfs' responsibility for ruining his business pitch, runs off to save his job and abandons his wife Grace when she defends them. He later has second thoughts when Grace texts him a sonogram picture of their upcoming baby.
1st Oct '16 5:00:23 PM LongTallShorty64
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