In our household, while my husband is still the main breadwinner, he is also the one who takes care of the home. The conversation on this topic is hot right now because a recent study by the Pew Research Center, entitled " The Rise of Wives ," found that while men overall still earn more than women, wives are now the primary breadwinner in 22 percent of couples, up from seven percent in Add to this that same sex marriages and partnerships are causing many to reexamine our suppositions about marriage. The GP sent Felix to see a psychologist, who put him in touch with Helen because she ran a transgender support group. In my own marriage - one step and one day at a time. He considers cooking a masculine activity, or at least not a gender-specific one. Probably many of us can agree that for much of the 20th century the archetypal gender roles of marriage were: Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. I have one male friend who insists that while his ex-wife may not admit it, the demise of their marriage began when she started making more money than him. You could change your name and the title by which the world addresses you, but you couldn't have a chromosome recount. In Gary Zukav's book, The Seat of the Soul, he argues that the old archetype of marriage is no longer functional. Anne, 53, admitted that she had "grieved for the loss of Barry," but she added, 'There were sides to Jane that I enjoyed getting to know - we can now have a laugh and talk about hair, clothes and make-up. They got engaged following a whirlwind nine month romance, but say that they won't marry until they have both completed their transgender journey and undergone surgery.