There is no doubt that money makes the world turn more smoothly. Currently; it’s kind of hard to live without it, even if it rarely ever touches your hands. So, “yeah,” it’s only natural for many in today’s society to wonder, “Can the relationship work if a woman makes more money than a man?”
“Yet…” Are you even sure that this is the right angle to be looking at any intimate partnership from? I ask this because we all know that many folks who have a lot of money can’t manage it to save their ass. “What does the dollar amount matter if you don’t know how to responsibly handle what you earn?”
I can use my own life as an example to drive this point home with ease; my primary source of income being Social Security Disability, due to blindness. I’m hardly loaded; my government benefits not being anything to write home about, even when combine with the money I’m able to earn on my own.
“Still…” Despite life’s below poverty level financial challenges… I have my own apartment and can keep up with all my bills… Etcetera… Etcetera. Sometimes I’m even able to help other folks out along the way.
I’ve been put down on more than one occasion for my primary source of financial income; some critics actually being family. “But…” Who do you think some of my critics have borrowed money from over the years when their pore financial decisions landed them in hot water? “Yes!” These people, with incomes well above the poverty level, have borrowed the money they needed from me. “Isn’t life a bitch?”
“Anyhow…” getting back to the whole thing about women making more money in a relationship than a man… Why does it matter who makes more money? I really do have to ask this, especially when it’s pretty obvious that some of us with a little to work with can do rings around those who have a lot to work with.
“And…” When you stop and think about it; money is pretty much like anything else you have in life. It doesn’t matter how much you have. “What matters is what you do with it.”
“True!” Some men will sponge off any woman. Therefore; in these situations, financials do matter to someone; the man’s low income being more to do with his unwillingness to work, “At anything.” But… In a lot of other scenarios; guys earn less than women for a multitude of reasons that don’t have anything to do with laziness, or lack of effort. They are simply guys doing the best they can do to uphold their end and, “There’s nothing wrong with that.”
The bottom line is that in a healthy loving relationship between two emotionally balanced people, “It doesn’t make a difference who’s making more money than who.” So long as everyone is actively contributing to the success of the relationship, doing the best they can do, “Money is only a fraction of the equation as a whole.”