Wife earning more than the Husband

@devtina (371)
India
May 28, 2008 1:25pm CST
ARe there problems in homes where the wife earns more than the husband...is it ok this way..or would they be constant conflicts in such a family....i'd like to know if you have any such experience n if so how do u manage or resolve the conflicts at home if any...
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
4 Jun 08
I know a couple who are in this situation, it seems to work out ok for them. I think sometimes the male part of the couple gets a bit annoyed but otherwise they're pretty ok! Put it this way, the female part of the couple has allocated herself $4200 a month to spend as she pleases - just play money, i'm not sure how the male part feels about this but all i know is that he doesn't even make that amount in a month so for him it probably seems a little unfair. I believe she earn at least 3 times the amount so she has a little more sway when it comes to buying things & what they buy but otherwise, things are pretty good for them as far as i can tell. The downside i can see though is that since they're expecting a baby, she'll be going back to work after her maternity leave & he'll be the stay at home Dad which i think he'll be perfect for! I guess everything works out in the end after all - as long as people can get over the little differences & focus on the big things & not the little ones!
@devtina (371)
• India
5 Jun 08
Well true....its just when the male has an extreme ego problem which doesnt seem healthy for the family then...but true if differences cant be over come for sure things dont go smooth..thanks for stopping by to respond :)
• United States
28 May 08
Maybe in the olden, black & white days, but nowadays women are in power and we should be paid as such. If men still have issues with that, it's their own insecurity. Who cares who earns more?? As long as the kids are fed and the house is warm, why does it matter? Money is earned because we need to survive, so if the wife makes more than the husband, she should take him out to dinner more often! Just kidding. Seriously, it's jealousy, insecurity, and men's need to be the provider that cause the problems. You generally don't hear women complaining that they don't earn as much. As long as we have $$$ for shopping or lunch with the girls, we don't care who makes what!!(just kidding again!)
@devtina (371)
• India
28 May 08
U hit the nail on its head....lovely i like what u say it makes plain simple sense...thanks dear for sharing ur view :)
• United States
28 May 08
Well, I'm a girlfriend not a wife, but I'm the major wage earner in the relationship and no problems so far. I perfer it that way, although I'm sure that my boyfriend does not.
@devtina (371)
• India
28 May 08
Thats nice Nuclear...hope it stays that way always...i have heard various issues families have when the girlfriend or wife earns more so just wanted to check mylots users views as well ;) thanks for sharing.