Female breadwinners face relationship breakdowns, resentment regarding who controls the purse strings and no time to do the housework.
That’s part of the findings of a new survey of 624 people - 60 per cent of whom were female breadwinners - commissioned by Jenny Garrett, from Hemel Hempstead, author of Rocking Your Role: The How To Guide to Success for Female Breadwinners.
The survey, conducted online by Fully Booked PR in December 2012 and January 2013 also found being a breadwinner for the family can inspire the next generation of young women into a rewarding career. It can also provide the financial support and flexibility the family unit needs to thrive and enable women to gain control of the finances and realise their ambitions.
Jenny has compiled a report called Breadwinners 2013 White Paper: What does it mean to be a breadwinner today?
When it comes to negative emotions there are some that feel jealous (6 per cent) and guilty (7 per cent) of the breadwinner. Only 1 per cent feels embarrassed and angry (1 per cent).
But the survey found that most of the respondents feel proud (61 per cent) and pleased (25 per cent) for the person in their household who is the breadwinner, while one quarter feel indifferent.
Jenny, who is attracting attention in the US, will be appearing at the London Book Fair, running from Monday, April 15 to 17 at Earls Court.