I heard a story recently that I found heartening. It involves a “house husband” situation. Basically, the wife is a high-power high earner, whose husband was staying home with the kids. She expressed concern, wasn’t happy with what she saw as his lack of ambition. He replied that she made enough money to support the family and seemed to enjoy her work. That he took pleasure in caring for the kids, getting them off to school, and caring for her when she came home.
And…apparently, they are still together, and at this moment I have no reason to believe that they are other than happy and healthily connected. I hope so.