I think you probably know that this isn't a good situation. You need to understand your financial situation, and be an equal partner in handling the money. I'm a fairly traditional wife, but my husband feels that the best way he can protect me is to make sure that I'm involved in the finances. I agree. There are parts that I handle because I'm home and it's easier, parts that he handles, but we discuss all of it so that neither of us is in the dark about it. If anything ever happened to either of us, we want the other one to be able to handle things without too much effort.
Like I said, my husband and I have a pretty traditional marriage, he's "the man", but because of that he feels it's his job to protect and take care of me, and he feels this is the best way to do that. He also respects me enough to work on this as partners.
at 7:01 PM on Nov. 5, 2010