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The time-poor, compromise-driven marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates – Sydney Morning Herald

Melinda Gates never pretended that marriage to the driven tech titan was easy – and there are several clues to the divorce announcement in their own words.



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In so many ways this is a split beyond the comprehension of ordinary mortals. How could it be otherwise, when the principals are between them worth more than $US 130 billion ($168 billion). But some of the stresses and strains in their marriage are, despite all that, deeply familiar, and rooted in the simple business of bringing up the children. In her book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Melinda writes of growing frustrated by always being the one to clean…

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