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Rex Huppke

Why don't men talk openly about work-life balance?

Why don't men talk openly about work-life balance?

I'm quite good at balancing things. Plates on my head, scoops of ice cream on a cone, a child in one arm and several bags of groceries in the other while trying to open a door.

But the thing I care most about balancing is work and life.

That doesn't sound too revolutionary these days, but many women might find it unusual to hear me bring up work-life balance for one simple reason: I'm a man.

A new survey conducted by Citi and LinkedIn found that 78 percent of women say they have never heard a successful man talk about the importance of striking a balance between work and family life.

I was skeptical of that number at first. But the survey grew out of the largest...