WOMEN
08/10/2013 08:26 am ET

The Better Alternative To Opting Out: Innovate Your Marriage

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Get the briefcase and the pacifier ready, it's time for another round of Opting Out of Having It All While Leaning In to the End of Perfect Madness. That is, a debate about women in the workplace and What it All Means.

This time, the catalyst is a New York Times magazine cover story premised on the idea that a small group of super-high-achieving women, who once chose to stay home with their kids (dubbed by the Times, in 2003, as the Opt-Out Revolution), are now, 10 years later, after a serious recession and in some cases divorce, heading back to the workplace, and seemingly unsatisfied with both decisions.

I call BS to this pile of anecdotes disguised as fact. This story is not about women and their choices. Actually, it's not about gender at all. It's about partnership.

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