If you begin a relationship while you’re still getting your start in your career, aren’t quite established, are working as an assistant or pinching pennies while you pursue investors, things can change drastically if you become successful during that same relationship. Your partner is used to the version of you who sometimes doubts herself, who can only afford to go out for drinks with friends once a month and who still nervously answers calls from a boss. I’m not saying he liked that version or hoped you’d remain that way, but I’m just saying it’s what he was used to. When your career shifts everything in your life shifts. Some men are, unfortunately, intimidated by a woman’s success. Or they simply want her attention all to themselves and are jealous that her career is demanding more of her time. But don’t stand for that. Here is how a real man responds to his partner’s career success.
He brags about it on social media
He posts a photo of you signing that contract, shaking that hand or opening the doors to your new business. He captions it with a long story about everything you’ve been through and how much you’ve inspired him. He is, in part, acting as your cheerleader and your publicist. He wants everyone to know that you’re open for business!