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Sole or Almost-Sole Earner

Succeeding in Two Places

You’re a SASE—a Sole or Almost-Sole Earner. Which means that your partner either is a full-time parent or has a much more flexible and less-well-paid job, and shoulders most of the burden at home. In terms of workparenting, you get off easy in a way. Maybe you don’t have to worry about relieving the sitter, fixing the school lunches, or scrambling to coordinate work calendars. But you do face other working-while-parenting pressures, and very real ones. You want to get ahead at work and be a good parent, don’t you? Some of those tensions and pressures may be obvious, others subtle. Either way, there aren’t tons of people with whom you can be open and really get at them—which is exactly ...

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