When I was a kid, I was given an option to choose between the ice-cream and chocolate.
When I grew up, I realized I was making a compromise depends on my wish.
The corporate life is just like this. The decision of what to compromise is based on your priority and need.
A woman has a “choice” to resume the work post-delivery. If she wants, she always has an option to do something either to work from home or taking care of the family.
So a woman compromises her career for her other priorities.
Whereas, a man, cannot even think of taking a break from his career to stay home and relax for a while. It is not because he does not want to. But, he has his own responsibilities towards his family he has to fulfill and that makes him run here and there, staying back at the office at late night if the work demands.
The decisions we are making in our life are related to what we are committed to the people around us.
There are people out there crying and regretting the things they have to compromise. But be glad, by not having an ice-cream, you already won the chocolate.