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Anyone dating or married to a man who makes more money than you?

Im dating a man who makes alot more then me, and thinking of the future how uncomfortable is this going to be for me? Anyone have a story?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 AM on Jun. 29, 2013 in Relationships

Answers (16)
  • My ex husband made more money than me our entire marriage. And, he still makes more than me.

    Answer by 3libras at 12:16 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • my husband makes more then me and I don't care. I had planned to be working as well but due to illness I can't. Either way it wouldn't bother me but everyone is different so you have to give it thought and make your own decision.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:24 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • Sure. He works, I don't. No big deal.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:33 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • It's a pretty common situation for men to make more than their spouses and girlfriends. My boyfriend makes more than I do, and I've never given it much thought.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:36 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • Mine will this week! But for the year I always manage to squeak by him by a couple grand.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:36 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • I wish my husband made more than I do. Actually I make about 7 times what he does, and I'm a teacher.

    Answer by musicmaker at 12:41 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • Mine makes a lot more than I do.

    Why does this make you feel uncomfortable?

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:47 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • I guess I feel uncomfortable because I work and have always been independent. I dont make alot of money but I cant even imagine the idea of some man taking care of me.. Which would sure be nice to have a sweet husband and I would love not to work and go back to school. I guess I will find out, I just hope this whole thing doesnt make me push him away. We havent ever had any conversation about money. Maybe I should just start thinking Iam worthy of a good man, money doesnt matter.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:36 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • I am and it is not. We became as one flesh,. All money is our money,

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:43 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

  • Depends on the year. Most years I make more money but there have been a couple years he's made more. It really doesn't matter as it all becomes our money when we walk in the door.

    Now my ex made a LOT more money then I did. He made sure to let me know that as a SAHM I wasn't worth much. Glad we're divorced. Today he makes lots and lots of money but I wouldn't want him back for anything not even his money.

    Answer by baconbits at 7:32 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

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