Four out of 10 families are sustained by women

Ana Paula Montanha is featured in Brazil’s Jornal A Tribuna discussing an increasing number of wives supporting a stay-at-home husband.

Ana Paula sheds light on an important diversity aspect: as women’s careers advance, many of them are now able to be their family’s sole support, which facilitates escaping from an abusive relationship.

“With the advancement of women in their careers, many of them felt confident about getting out of abusive relationships. As women grow professionally and as women acquire financial muscle, relations between the sexes tend to accommodate a new balance of power. Women, then, empower themselves to be the family’s primary source of livelihood. With this, a woman can even get a divorce, if she wants, because she no longer depends financially on the man”.

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