We get a variety of queries from all levels of consultants: analysts up to principal. This question came from a female engagement manager in the USA. She was distraught after having worked very hard to build her career, and not sure how to handle this ultimatum from her husband. She was afraid that any changes to her work schedule would affect her partner track. We offer some helpful considerations for managing this delicate situation.
Should you have a colleague in a similar situations it is essential not to judge either partner and NEVER offer the solution. Always offer options and discuss the considerations. In personal matters, the person in question must always make the decision. If you make it for them, they become reliant on your and that is not appropriate nor healthy for any relationship, personal or professional.