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Recently I wrote a story about how all the happiness and life satisfaction research is showing that as women age, they become sicker and sadder. I noted this after writing about the alarming uptick in suicides among middle-aged women.
It was a breakfast last fall at the St. Regis Hotel with thinker Marcus Buckingham that got me thinking about all of this. Buckingham’s new book, Find Your Strongest Life, is due out this fall and addresess this very subject.
Sociologists are finding that once women hit their 40s, contemporary life becomes slippery. This is black ice few seemed to be talking about—or even aware of.
Until recently. Today the New York Times’ new conservative columnist, Ross Douthat, writes about the same trend in Liberated and Unhappy.
My question: how does this square with the fact that, by nearly ever measure, men are becoming the second sex?
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