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LAURA'S LOVE LIFE ADVICE: Should You Ever Choose Your Career Over Your Man Like Kendra Did?

Mon, December 13, 2010 10:31am EDT by 1 Comment

Kendra Wilkinson decided to focus on her job over her hubby…but did she make the right move?

Because of Carrie Bradshaw’s Sex and the City mantra, single women often joke that they have at least two, but never all, of three things: a great apartment, a good man and a good job. The hardest to come by, however, is a man. That said, is Kendra Wilkinson giving up what could be the best thing that’s ever happened to her to focus on her career?

First off, let me say that the Kendra star has a fabulous husband. While Hank Baskett is doing his thing playing pro football for the Minnesota Vikings, he not only understands Kendra’s aspirations, but supports them. If he were to turn around and demand she turn into a footballer’s wife, well, I’d say dump his lame, backward-thinking behind!

Career vs. love is an issue we city women deal with on a daily basis. As strong, progressive women, of course we focus on our careers. We’re independent, smart and don’t need a man to pay our way. However, I’ve often heard women in their thirties complain that they were TOO focused, TOO caught up in their jobs to bother finding a boyfriend/husband — and not only find it harder to date, but wind up alone and are loathe to change their situation.

Obviously, this isn’t QUITE what’s happening with Kendra. Although she did make the best decision possible by deciding to do her own thing, she still keeps things fresh with Hank by sexting and Skyping, so it’s not like she’s ignoring her husband. If she hadn’t decided to focus on her career, she might have been utterly miserable, and her marriage may have suffered as a result.

But to all the career women out there, my only request is this: be the best you can be at your job, but take some time for relationships, as well. Remember, everything in your life should be in balance.


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