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Today's presenter Petra Gerster on her career and her role as sole-earner. Petra Gerster has two children with her husband Christian Nürnberger: daughter Livia and son Moritz.

The husband stays with the children

Nürnberger stayed at home with the child for a year. Decisive for the distribution of roles in their Family It was then that her moderation work on 'Mona Lisa' was just beginning and Gerster could not simply have said that she was staying at home for six months or a year. She also wanted to stay on the ball.

He, on the other hand, has none Lust had more interest in the business and technology journal for which he worked as copy editor. He preferred to write books. "So he suggested staying with the child and becoming self-employed," Gerster recalls. And adds: "I was shocked at first because I became the sole breadwinner."

Family more important than career

gersters Career choice was done at the last minute. Originally, she wanted to join the diplomatic service and had even had the exam papers sent to her for it. “A foreign correspondent in Russia would have been such a dream,” she says.

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But at some point she realized that a family was much more important to her than her career. "But I couldn't imagine finding a man who would move with me every three years."

You have to get together

Petra Gerster believes that marriage has to be done together. “Then it works much better than at the beginning. A good experience."

In their view, people who don't even argue have "nothing more to say". They would have resigned or would fiddle with each other and would no longer have a proper relationship. “In this respect, ours is extremely lively.”

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Healthy dispute culture

When asked whether the Streit then it ends with a good night kiss, Gerster replies that unfortunately it fails because of her husband, who can fall asleep even in the biggest argument if it takes too long for him.

"It annoys me insanely, because then I'm really awake." But the next morning everything was forgotten with him, always. "That has its good points too!"

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