Dating workaholic grad student
Variants include Stage Mom, the performing-arts-focused sister of this trope, and Jock Dad, Nerd Son, its sports-oriented brother. Contrast: Parental Abandonment, Open-Minded Parent. Which is why those men don’t stay on the market very long. I spent 18 years married to a man who struggled with my career and the time I needed to spend to achieve my goals and maintain our lifestyle.So while I really don’t judge anybody’s life choices – whatever makes you happy – I do find it curious that men are so much more willing to spend their money on partners and take the risk of getting hurt. What was ironic is that he was in the same professional sector and had to work as hard as I did, yet I was expected to “understand” his commitments.The article on Market Watch does a pretty good job of explaining why.Here’s the paragraph that hit home for me: “Why are wealthy divorced women more likely to decide to remain single?Such parents have been given the name "Tiger Moms" (Traditional: 虎媽, Simplified: 虎妈, Pinyin: hǔmā) in Chinese, and specifically (教育ママ) in Japanese. If it goes pear-shaped, it can lead to a You Are Grounded moment, or worse still, teen angst or teen rebellion.However, this parental figure is universally reviled by the current generation, leading to this becoming a Discredited Trope. In the worst cases, particularly in East Asia, the end result is attempted suicide, The Runaway, the Hikikomori, or even snapping out and committing violence against the parents.
"The first day of kindergarten, I watched all the parents say 'have fun! While it is a problem in many countries around the world, this trope is especially pervasive in East Asian families, due to the existence of the Imperial examination, a standardized test you could take in China that was absolutely necessary for a position as an Obstructive Bureaucrat, one of the cushiest and most well-paying jobs then available. And God help her kids if any of them gets anything less than an A. She will shell out thousands of dollars to send her kids to private school or move to another town with good schools, and her kids will be forced to surrender their social lives in the pursuit of good grades (Cram School may be involved).There have been a number of men who I have barely known for not more than two or three weeks (have not been intimate with) and have asked me to go on a week long trip with them or made plans for us to move in together.Men, women need time also, we have lives before you, especially at this age.