Career Women 'Can Damage Men's Health'
Byline: PETER ALLEN
SUCCESSFUL career women are a health risk, husbands and boyfriends were warned yesterday.
Men whose partners have stressful jobs are more likely to feel worried and depressed, new research reveals.
Highflying women pass their stress on, while they themselves remain relatively unaffected by their work problems, it was claimed.
Researchers found a woman's success in her career can have negative effects on the psycho-logical wellbeing of male partners.
The findings, presented to a British Psychological Society conference in Brighton, contradict previous studies suggesting men are not affected by their wives' work stress.
Sophie Crossfield of the University of Hertfordshire, who led the research, said: 'This is the first study to look at couples with equal status work. We interviewed 40 couples who had jobs in managerial or professional capacities. What we found is
women are far more likely to transmit stress to their partners than the other way around. …