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If you had to choose between a loving family or a highly successful job, which choice would you make?

March 28, 2018

Long ago, men went hunting, and women cooked food and were guardians of the family hearth. But the world does not stand still. And while there are arguments about whether the woman should work, a considerable number of representatives of the fair sex consider it expedient to independently make their way in life and rely only on their own forces. 

Also, some men refuse to head the family and delegate this function to their women. Given this, in today’s world, people face a serious choice of whether to build a career or to devote themselves to families and children. In the cult series “Sex and the City” there are good words about this: “I do not know how she does it” – about the mother of two children with a successful career, who managed to combine two lives in one. But imagine that you need to choose only one of two: either career or the family. 

In most cases, people who choose to prioritize their families choose partners who can provide their future, as well as the welfare of future children. This is mainly about women. In this case, the wife is taking care of herself, the house and the child. Under such conditions, she has more free time, tires less, and her husband and children cannot complain about the lack of care and attention. At first glance, there are plenty of pros, but there are obvious disadvantages, too. For example, a lack of self-accomplishment. In addition, there are risks. Even if your husband loves you dearly today, in several years nobody can guarantee that you have a harmonious family with him. 

Devoting their entire lives to building a career, creating material wealth and comfort for themselves, people often remain lonely, and therefore unhappy. Of course, advantages, in this case, include the possibility of self-fulfillment, increase of self-esteem, financial freedom. However, on the downside, the choice in favor of career involves a lack of free time and, most importantly, instability in relationships. Sure, career is important because it brings wealth and allows you to improve your self-esteem, to understand your own worth. Also, a person with a certain successful business receives moral satisfaction from the feeling of demand, they look confidently in the future, relying on financial independence. In addition, a career is an opportunity to immerse yourself in your hobby, to gain credibility and respect of others.

So if you had to choose – a family or a job, – what would you choose?


  • I’d choose a loving family
  • I’d take the highly successful job!