At a Halloween celebration final October, Macarena Gomez-Barris, dressed being a flamenco dancer, create a full bowl of her homemade guacamole and examined regarding the boiling pot of fresh corn into the home. She’d recently separated from her spouse of 12 years, while the friends streaming in now were desperate to satisfy her brand new love, who, with this evening, was the pirate when you look at the three-cornered cap carving pumpkins outside. After her wedding split up in, handful of people who knew Gomez-Barris had thought she’d be single for long—”a catch,” they called her—and they certainly were right.
An animated 38-year-old, Gomez-Barris did actually own it all—a brilliant job
The problem began once they relocated to Los Angeles, where their child came to be and Gomez-Barris’s educational job shot to popularity during the University of Southern California. Leni invested their times taking care of the household and kids. “I happened to be within the more effective role,” says Gomez-Barris, a PhD as well as a assistant professor when you look at the sociology and US studies and ethnicity departments. “I made more income and had been struggling to balance might work and house life.”