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19th Sep '16 11:13:56 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada'' shows Miranda going through another divorce, because her husband can't handle the amount of time she devotes to her job. Her two daughters are shown spending most of their time with a nanny.
* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheIntern''. Jules is the head of a successful company and is considering hiring a CEO so she can have more time at home with her family. But it's then pointed out that hiring a CEO won't automatically fix any problems she has at home, and Jules herself is vital to the running of her company. [[spoiler: Her husband, who had been having an affair, calls it off and agrees to work harder to fix their situation]].
2nd Sep '16 8:57:57 AM TommyTree
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* Bluestar in ''Literature/WarriorCats''. After she gets pregnant she realizes that having to raise the children will make her look like a less fitting candidate to be the Clan deputy than her rival, Thistleclaw. A bit unusual in that she decides to go for the career path instead of family, by giving away her children and making it look like they died in an accident.
16th Aug '16 3:37:04 PM Kartoonkid95
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* 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.



* This was addressed in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. When Bobby is diagnosed with ADD (though it's heavily implied that he was just having 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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* This was addressed in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. When Bobby is diagnosed with ADD (though it's heavily implied that (when really, he was just having 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.
9th Aug '16 10:17:09 PM Gamermaster
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* This is a major theme in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series post-''Anime/StrikerS'', as the lead ladies grow out of their Magical ''Girl'' status and become Magical ''Women'', although for the most part this trope is defied, as Nanoha herself and most of her friends manage to combine family life with successful careers. One major example, however, comes up right in the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first season]] and forms a huge part of Fate Testarossa's backstory: her single mother Precia focused so much on her career that [[spoiler:she wasn't there to save her ''first'' daughter Alicia when she died]], driving Precia borderline insane with grief and eventually leading to her excessively cruel treatment of Fate, [[spoiler:Precia's cloned ReplacementGoldfish of Alicia]].

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* This is a major theme in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series post-''Anime/StrikerS'', post-''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', as the lead ladies grow out of their Magical ''Girl'' status and become Magical ''Women'', although for the most part this trope is defied, as Nanoha herself and most of her friends manage to combine family life with successful careers. One major example, however, comes up right in the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first season]] and forms a huge part of Fate Testarossa's backstory: her single mother Precia focused so much on her career that [[spoiler:she wasn't there to save her ''first'' daughter Alicia when she died]], driving Precia borderline insane with grief and eventually leading to her excessively cruel treatment of Fate, [[spoiler:Precia's cloned ReplacementGoldfish of Alicia]].



* In issue 30 of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComics Silver Age]] ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' comic, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Katma Tui]] decides to resign from the Green Lantern Corps to be with fellow Korugarian Imi Kann. Hal Jordan stages a fake monster attack on Korugar to test her loyality as a Green Lantern. Katma ends up attempting to save Hal instead of her fiance, proving that her career was more important than family.

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* In issue 30 of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComics Silver Age]] ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' comic, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Katma Tui]] decides to resign from the Green Lantern Corps to be with fellow Korugarian Imi Kann. Hal Jordan stages a fake monster attack on Korugar to test her loyality loyalty as a Green Lantern. Katma ends up attempting to save Hal instead of her fiance, proving that her career was more important than family.
5th Aug '16 11:38:07 AM Eagal
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** Taken a step further in the 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''.

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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''.
23rd Jul '16 2:19:32 PM DarkHunter
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* This is a major theme in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series post-''Anime/StrikerS'', as the lead ladies grow out of their Magical ''Girl'' status and become Magical ''Women'', although for the most part this trope is defied, as Nanoha herself and most of her friends manage to combine family life with successful careers. One major example, however, comes up right in the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first season]] and forms a huge part of Fate Testarossa's backstory: her single mother Presea focused so much on her career that [[spoiler:she wasn't there to save her ''first'' daughter Alicia when she died]], driving Presea borderline insane with grief and eventually leading to her excessively cruel treatment of Fate, [[spoiler:Presea's cloned ReplacementGoldfish of Alicia]].

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* This is a major theme in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series post-''Anime/StrikerS'', as the lead ladies grow out of their Magical ''Girl'' status and become Magical ''Women'', although for the most part this trope is defied, as Nanoha herself and most of her friends manage to combine family life with successful careers. One major example, however, comes up right in the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first season]] and forms a huge part of Fate Testarossa's backstory: her single mother Presea Precia focused so much on her career that [[spoiler:she wasn't there to save her ''first'' daughter Alicia when she died]], driving Presea Precia borderline insane with grief and eventually leading to her excessively cruel treatment of Fate, [[spoiler:Presea's [[spoiler:Precia's cloned ReplacementGoldfish of Alicia]].
21st Jul '16 1:35:06 PM roxana
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Most ''definitely'' usually an AlwaysFemale trope, as well as TruthInTelevision.

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Most ''definitely'' usually an AlwaysFemale trope, as well as TruthInTelevision. \n Though one can legitimately question whether a man who spends all his time at the office is a 'father' in any but the biological sense.
20th Jul '16 6:57:13 AM MadSpy
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* A variation occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{Jem}}''. At the start of season 2 Pizzazz and Roxy threaten to kick Stormer out of the band if she doesn't get her brother Craig to find out Jem's secret identity. She gives in but Craig doesn't take it lightly when they find out what her friends said to Stormer.

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* A variation occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{Jem}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. At the start of season 2 Pizzazz and Roxy threaten to kick Stormer out of the band if she doesn't get her brother Craig to find out Jem's secret identity. She gives in but Craig doesn't take it lightly when they find out what her friends said to Stormer.
20th Jul '16 6:29:52 AM MadSpy
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* ''Film/{{Click}}'': Micheal 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}}'': Micheal 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.
21st Jun '16 10:27:55 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/{{Click}}'' Micheal 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}}'' ''Film/{{Click}}'': Micheal 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.family.
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Agent Moira [=MacTaggert=] was married and has a son, but she got divorced because her priority is on her career at the CIA.
-->'''Moira''': I had a husband, but it's hard to do this job and make it home in time for dinner.
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