WOMEN WHO MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THEIR HUSBANDS MORE LIKELY TO WANT OUT OF THE MARRIAGE
WHEN WOMEN MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THEIR HUSBANDS IT CAN BE A BIG PROBLEM IN A MARRIAGE
As John Tesh would say, DID YOU KNOW that women who make more money than their husbands, i.e., women who earn more than 60% of the household income are more likely to ask for a divorce than women who earned less than their husbands? What is up with that? Why do men and women need that mental kick that comes from the man earning more in the relationship? It’s true, you know. BOTH men and women prefer for the man to earn more (with few exceptions). With all due respect to women’s lib and all of that, there’s just a sense of security that comes when the man earns more; it’s their job! That’s how nature intended it! 🙂
Well, look, for me personally? Hmmmmm…..I prefer that my man earns more. I don’t know why. It feels….. sexier, somehow. And it just seems the way it should be. Now. Does that mean a woman can’t be happily married with a man she earns
less more than? Sure she can. Some women have (gasp!) house-husbands. That’s more striking in, say, NYC where you see all the house-husbands in the park pushing the baby carriages at noontime and the wives? You see them in the subway in their power suits going to work at seven o’clock. And it seems to work fine for some people. But for many, it doesn’t work that great.
This is biological, I think. We want to pretend there is no difference between men and women, that we are the SAME and we are not. Nothing in the world will make it so. There are differences that are more than just biological, actually and it affects the inter-relationship between the genders and so, a man who earns more is just a man who is sexier to a woman than a man who is the opposite because he can take care of her. This is a basic instinct. And frankly, I think for a certain class of men, they also feel sexier when they earn more for the simple reason that they can take care of their family better. They feel more like a man and not like a pansy who has to be cared for in this weird role reversal. Not that I am saying house husbands are pansies. It’s just a perception that some people may have of themselves if they are in a reversed role. They just don’t feel virile. They feel kind of weak. Which is not a sexy feeling I am guessing. OK?
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