Any single mothers by choice in the Bowl? Curious how you make it work and if you see a career in consulting as being a viable path as a solo parent with no backup partner.

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Every time I realize how unhappy I and want to separate from my husband, I realize I just cannot raise kids without his support (corporate role).. idk how others do it but I have so much respect for single moms in consulting

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