Baby on the back burner?

If you are a woman who’d like to have one or more children read on…

Single?

Assume that you’ll meet that special man and raise a family, once you have established your career?

In a committed relationship, focused on career and delaying having children?

Beware!

For ever-increasing numbers of women today, the achievements gained over recent decades have come at an unexpected cost. There’s a lot of grief and enduring disappointment because they do not have the children they’d assumed would be theirs one day.

As a human relationship consultant I’ve heard hundreds of women in their forties and fifties tell of their feelings of sadness and loss because they will never have a child of their own. Continue reading

Time for a New Gender Agenda?

There have been dramatic changes in Western society in the last 40 years when it comes to the expectations we have as men and women, of our lives and relationships. Women can now expect to achieve similarly to a man in the world beyond the home. No longer do the limits imposed by the traditional gender roles, apply: the male as protector and provider; the woman as carer and nurturer.

Yes, these days it is normal for a woman to succeed in roles that until recently were the domain of men. However, it is apparent that some of the gains women have achieved in recent decades have come at considerable cost… for both sexes. Liberation from traditional gender roles has been accompanied by a high incidence of relationship breakdown and divorce – and millions of men and women living singly today when they would prefer to be partnered. Continue reading