Matt and Tamsen met up with Amy Palmer who is revealing how to be powerful women within a relationship.
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Audra Lowe: Ladies, you know in today’s world women are paving the way to success whether it’s in the job market or even at home. But sometimes when you're part of a couple, one person might start to feel trampled on. So Matt and Tamsen met up with one guest who is revealing how to be a powerful woman within a relationship. Tamsen Fadal: Behind every great man is a great woman at least I think so. Matt Titus: Of course dear. And of course there is one woman who knows that all too well. And here she is right with us Amy Palmer founder of Power Woman TV; thanks so much for being with us Amy. Amy Palmer: So happy to be here with too. Tamsen Fadal: Nice to see you and of course I love the title of your show Power Woman TV. But let’s talk about it because powerful women are everywhere and when it comes to the workplace its one thing, when it comes to relationships I think it’s another. Matt Titus: I don’t like. Power women – it’s making me uncomfortable. Amy Palmer: Matt, you're married to the ultimate power women. Matt Titus: That’s why I'm having trouble here. It’s hard. Amy Palmer: But that’s what I mean. I think the dynamic between the two of you is just becoming so prevalent in our society and there are so many women that I’ve talked to who either can’t find a good guy who is going to actually: A) put up with her schedule or her ambition and also it changes the dynamic in the home, because when a woman is in-charge at work, when she comes home she also feels like she needs to be in charge. So women who are very powerful also could take a look at themselves and say, I want a really good marriage not just a good career what can I do at home to complete that. Matt Titus: That’s a great point because what happens when she comes home she still has her game face on and I don’t know what to do. So I'm like, listen, maybe you could get behind me and let me lead for a while. Amy Palmer: That’s right. Matt Titus: It’s a transition that is hard for a lot of women I think. Amy Palmer: It’s hard and also we see it a lot in the celebrity world. You know we were talking earlier, Jennifer Aniston is a really good example. Tamsen Fadal: She is. Amy Palmer: I mean the older she gets it’s kind of like who is she really going to date. She’s 41 years old, she’s one of the most powerful women in Hollywood, she’s gorgeous, she’s like an amazing figure but she can’t find a guy who is either not threatened by her or beneath her. So it’s kind of looking at it and saying what is she saying about our society, granted not everyone is Jennifer Aniston. But I think what it does is it says, this is a trend that when we look at the celebrity world we’re seeing it more and more in our everyday society. Tamsen Fadal: I absolutely think so. And I think it’s difficult for woman because when you are leading in the work place it’s not easy to come home and say, “Okay, I'm going to lay back and kind of be passive.” I mean it’s very different from it was; when my mom was growing up to the grandmother, so you see that trend wherever you look. Amy Palmer: Right. And also, I think a lot of women are opting to have children by themselves. I actually have a friend she was 37 years old and she decided Mr. Prince Charming is not showing up. So she took the bull by the horns, went to a fertility clinic with her parents and she actually found the genes that she wanted to have in her children and now she has twins. And she says to me I'm really happy, you don’t have to think about who I'm going to date, who I'm going to find about my biological clock ticking and she’s a power woman. She runs her own business, she’s very successful and I think this is – Matt, you look so perplexed. Matt Titus: I'm going to throw up. I think men—being a man is becoming obsolete. I'm going to get the hell out of here. I'm going to leave. Amy Palmer: That’s the whole point of this is that women means to redefine what it means to AB in a marriage and I think men needs to look at the women that the
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