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Does It Matter If It’s The Woman Who Earns More Money In A Relationship?

  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Does It Matter If It’s The Woman Who Earns More Money In A Relationship?

  2. ToeTalkWithTina profile image58
    ToeTalkWithTinaposted 8 years ago

    It shouldn't but it does happen all the time.  In my last relationship, my partner was very intimidated by my not only making more money than him, but the fact that I'm a business woman, and can make things happen.  It totally intimidated him.

  3. bvencill profile image53
    bvencillposted 8 years ago

    I would love it if my wife made more money than I did.  I would even help her spend it.

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    saurabhpandeposted 8 years ago

    In practicality it is good.But as an indian i can surely tell you that in india it will be a cause for inferiority complex in the relationship.

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    MysticLingerieposted 8 years ago

    If the man has too much pride then yea it matters. But you know what they say throw away your pride instead of throwing away the one you love. If the woman makes more money then the man, she can try to help him so that he can get to her level. Then both can enjoy the finer things in life and still be happy together.

  6. knottybynature profile image56
    knottybynatureposted 8 years ago

    If people are comfortable with who they are and their relationship, it shouldn't matter.

    On the other side of a man's pride, sometimes it can hinder a woman too.  If she makes more than her husband/boyfriend/etc., then others on the outside lean pressure in, saying he's a lousy provider.

    So if you can handle how much your spouse makes, then you should probably keep your financial situation to yourself.  It's only polite.

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    kaceybabeposted 8 years ago

    see i dont believe this should be a problem, aslong as the money is coming in why should it be a problem? but at the same time it could dent a mans pride, they like to feel they can provide for their family. (suppose it could make them feel useless) not that this is the way they should feel. x

  8. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 8 years ago

    I've only dated one guy who's income was greater than mine. It's never seemed to affect my relationships when dating. But I wish I could find a man who's income was at least around the same as mine, because when it gets more serious and there is property involved it gets a little tricky.  After six months of living with someone in Australia you are legally seen as being in a 'Married like relationship' (just recently also, even for those in a homosexual relationship).  Because of this Law, if my partner moved out after six months of living with me, he can take me to court for a share in my property.  It happens here commonly. So you have to be careful, when there's no way around this Law - even if the man was unemployed and hadn't contributed anything to my property.

  9. marcofratelli profile image70
    marcofratelliposted 8 years ago

    No, it doesn't matter in the slightest to me. In fact, I'd probably even prefer it just eliminate a possible worry that perhaps she might be marrying me for my money (if I had a lot).

    I agree with stricktlydating - if you get into a serious relationship, it helps to be on a similar level financially so you know you're both starting from a similar position. Assuming you're in the right relationship though, the more money you can get as a couple, the more investments you can make and the quicker you can set yourselves up for the future.