How a Hardworking Husband Could Be Bad for Your Career

Women married to workaholic men are more likely to quit their jobs.

recent study (opens in new tab) at Cornell University found that for female professionals, having a husband working 60 hours a week or more made them 51 percent more likely to quit their jobs. "The findings suggest that the prevalence of overwork may lead many dual-earner couples to return to a separate spheres arrangement: breadwinning men and homemaking women," says Youngjoo Cha, the sociology researcher who wrote the study. Putting in extra hours yourself won't affect him at all, but don't resign yet: Full-time working women who are married make more on average than their single counterparts.