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Female breadwinners aren't always happy

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 2:23 p.m. MDT

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, discusses the challenges facing women in the workplace at a luncheon appearance before the California Women's Legislative Caucus in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.  Sandberg said after years in corporate America, she wanted to launch a conversation about women's inequality. Women who reluctantly became their household's top financial earner are less happy, CNN reported. (Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press) Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, discusses the challenges facing women in the workplace at a luncheon appearance before the California Women's Legislative Caucus in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Sandberg said after years in corporate America, she wanted to launch a conversation about women's inequality. Women who reluctantly became their household's top financial earner are less happy, CNN reported. (Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press)

Women who reluctantly became their household’s top financial earner are less happy, CNN reported. In a survey by Working Mother Media, mothers who didn’t want to be the primary earner in their home were reported as being “less satisfied about their lives than women who consciously selected the role,” according to CNN.

"Even though I enjoy being out in the workplace and I enjoy bringing in a paycheck, part of me still feels like ... I want to be that old-fashioned mom," said Martines Mortensen, a mother from Fairfax, Va., to CNN.

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