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2013-02-06 04:16:10 PM  
Pumpernickel bread:  And why is it when women start making a lot of money, they still don't want to pay for anything?  I started dating a lawyer, thinking she has money...maybe she will pick up the occasional bill......nope.

The phrase "what's yours is hers and what's hers is hers" has no disclaimers for a reason. It is a universal truism for any level of income for both parties.
 
2013-02-06 05:10:09 PM  

Bruce Campbell: This is this first year since before we had gotten married that the Mrs. has equal or better earning potential. I look at this as a joint effort and have supported her career throughout our relationship.  My wife is in retail management and for 12 years, there has been a "glass ceiling" of district management she has been trying to pierce and she has finally been successful in doing so.  During that time, I have had to forgo her company during holidays, weekends, evenings, overnights for inventory or ad resets, and generally endured her horrendous hours.  Now her schedule is normalized with an added bonus of additional income.  To look at our incomes as two separate items makes no sense.  Effort towards our career success is borne by both of us.


My wife and I are in a very similar place. I put her through college and, now that she has greater earning potential (in retail management as well) she brings home far more money than me.

Congrats on the glass ceiling breaking. More success to you two in the future.
 
2013-02-06 05:20:17 PM  
I guess some men are insecure in their masculinity.

Not a problem here. I'm making far less than she is and now that she's the boss at her work she prefers to be submissive in the bedroom. Power issues I would guess, but I don't care, I love her. She's my partner.
 
2013-02-06 05:39:35 PM  

espiaboricua: What a wife who earns more than her husband (and it is, according to FTA, a boner killer) looks like:

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If that is standing in front of you naked and all you can think about is your income versus hers, I have some bad news for you.

/nttawwt
 
2013-02-06 06:30:24 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: guess some men are insecure in their masculinity.


It's not necessarily the man's insecurity.  It can be the wife's attitude that makes the difference.  I was making a hell of a lot more than my wife (3 times her income) until the dot com bubble burst and I became unemployed.  I bounced from temporary job to temporary job for a while, then finally took a job with shiat pay, but was stable.  She constantly badgered me about getting a better job.  There were no better jobs.  What makes this even more annoying is she would talk about co-workers who's husbands were tech workers who had been out of work for two straight years.  She didn't seem to recognize the contradiction of chastizing me for not making "the bug bucks" while at the same time talking about tech workers who had no job at all.

Now she's my ex and I'm making "the big bucks" again.  Fark that biatch.
 
2013-02-06 06:59:33 PM  

max_pooper: I drunk what: Yomoxu: Is this the token Fark "in denial" thread?

aren't they all?

in order for men to feel emasculated they would have to have been masculine at some point in their lives

my wife brings home the bacon in our house, but i don't feel emasculated at all

i stay home and breast feed the babies, and sometimes i dress up in a french maid mini skirt to show her how manly i can be, it really gets her motor running

cause we are equal partners, that's why men always have to pay for the bill

[www.eonline.com image 293x429]

Do you look like this?


still less gay than twilight
 
2013-02-06 08:12:33 PM  
I think it depends more on career and ambition then actual salary amount.
I'd rather someone who makes less but is ambitious and enjoys what they do, over someone who makes more then me but is stagnant and loathes what they do.
 
2013-02-06 08:40:14 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: And why is it when women start making a lot of money, they still don't want to pay for anything?  I started dating a lawyer, thinking she has money...maybe she will pick up the occasional bill......nope.


Your problem isn't that she's a woman. It's that she's a lawyer.
 
2013-02-06 08:41:32 PM  
I for one welcome our new sugar mamas.
 
2013-02-06 10:51:30 PM  
I guess I could see the boner killing aspect if the guy either 1) stuck in a macho "Mad Men" mind-set, but in that case, the magic is probably gone as soon as she puts on shoes and gets out of the kitchen, or 2) is ambitious and doesn't understand what's holding him back.  In either case, it's less about the woman and more about the guy's insecurities.  (Or 3) she a biatch who plays on his insecurities about 1 or 2.)

In any case, I'm another poor kept man going against this science.  I have no problems with my sugar momma taking me out for a nice dinner, buying me a drink, and then taking me home to get hot and sweaty.

Of course 1) I'm so not "Mad Men".  And 2) I went for interesting .com work while she built a career in finance.  I know exactly why she brings home more $ than I do.  She also brings home more stress and has more nights working late.
 
2013-02-07 12:45:03 AM  

Yotto: Pumpernickel bread: And why is it when women start making a lot of money, they still don't want to pay for anything?  I started dating a lawyer, thinking she has money...maybe she will pick up the occasional bill......nope.

Your problem isn't that she's a woman. It's that she's a lawyer.


Well said.

akula: If a couple is steeped in "the man provides" thinking, then sure, I can see it as a stress point, but if they see their relationship as a partnership of equals it won't cause a problem.


There's also the social reality that women still aren't paid equally for the same work contributing to the circle of "man provides" thinking.  And also muddies the waters considerably when couples lose sight of things and start competing with one another instead of cooperating.

CSB:
This will sound weird to most people, but my wife and I did the exact same job, at the exact same company, on almost the exact same schedule for 3 straight years up until about 9 months ago.  We both made great money, but my income was about 25% higher than hers.  So I was the "breadwinner" according to some, but not necessarily because I was worth more.
 
2013-02-07 12:55:32 AM  

abhorrent1: Z-clipped: If you were 200lbs and homely, there would be a candy dish of blue pills on the coffee table. Mark my words.

I think that would be the case regardless of her income


Come on man... I was using sarcasm so I could compliment a pretty lady without being a creeper about it.  Being happily married, my groove is weak enough already without you busting it.  : )
 
2013-02-07 01:12:57 AM  
Mrs. Element could sell fire and brimstone to Satan. She makes way more than I do and always will. It's not a big deal in our house.
 
2013-02-07 01:49:20 AM  
OgreMagi:.

It's not necessarily the man's insecurity.  It can be the wife's attitude that makes the difference.


I hadn't thought about it that way, but my wife isn't an emasculating biatch.
 
2013-02-07 07:07:56 AM  
I prefer to call it "proper planning".
 
2013-02-07 07:44:04 AM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: My wife and I are in a very similar place. I put her through college and, now that she has greater earning potential (in retail management as well) she brings home far more money than me.

Congrats on the glass ceiling breaking. More success to you two in the future.


Thank you.  I wish the same for you.
 
2013-02-07 08:31:07 AM  

mxyzplk: I for one welcome our new sugar mamas.


Lulz, unpossible, b-b-b-but equal partners

EKWIL PARDNURS!!!1!

congrats on being the first farker to overcome denial, you should be our president or something

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-08 08:43:37 AM  
I would be HAPPY to have a wife who made more than me.

/or a wife at all
//or even a gf
///so ronery
 
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