#1 Edited by Pfcoolio14 (1138 posts) - - Show Bio

Random question

How would you feel if your spouse made more money than you? And I mean a lot more. What do you think?

#2 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio

Wouldn't care. Heck it'd be nice having someone else take care of finances more than me.

#3 Edited by Referee (8209 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd feel proud for her, Other than it wouldn't make a difference.

#4 Posted by DigbyKong (300 posts) - - Show Bio

That is unacceptable. You should divorce her and give me her number.

#5 Posted by russellmania77 (15819 posts) - - Show Bio

Feel pretty good, she could be my sugar mama

#6 Posted by Edamame (28378 posts) - - Show Bio

That wouldn't bother me at all.

#7 Posted by danhimself (22714 posts) - - Show Bio

how would she make so much money in the kitchen?

#8 Posted by russellmania77 (15819 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Edited by joshmightbe (24728 posts) - - Show Bio

My wife does make more money than me but its not a big deal to me.

#10 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18718 posts) - - Show Bio

Good for her. As long as she enjoyed what she was doing she was happy then that would make me happy. How much money would come second to that. And if she earnt alot then that would help out with finances and what not.

Why would anyone feel any different?

#11 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6536 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't have a spouse, but hypothetically, I think I'd be O.K. with it.

#12 Posted by joshmightbe (24728 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd actually be surprised if she wasn't making more than me considering she's an actual qualified professional while I'm a cook, its literally my only marketable skill.

#13 Edited by frogdog (3537 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't care, I'm a lazy.

#14 Posted by Jezer (3174 posts) - - Show Bio

I assume I wouldn't care. But who knows.

Maybe that somehow changes the dynamic of my relationship with my wife? Maybe she brags about it in hypothetical arguments? Who knows.

#15 Posted by AweSam (7376 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to be a high school teacher, so my future wife better make more money.

#16 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20443 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

how would she make so much money in the kitchen?

Famous chef.

#17 Posted by thespideyguy (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't care because it would be our money.

#18 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

I do believe I read somewhere that in a marriage where the wife makes more than the husband, the likelihood of divorce is high. Supposedly, it's because the husband is socially stigmatized since (again) supposedly he was raised to believe the husband should be the higher bread winner, especially when there is children involved. I think that's where it can be unfair, and it's not something that is openly discussed -- if anything, it's kept secret. All wrong clearly, but it's there.

Then you have the potential of other men looking down on you for not making more than your wife and even women -- which is a whole other mess of wrong.

Things are changing though -- the answers in this thread are awesome (for the most part, lol). If your spouse makes more money than you -- awesome - more money for the pot.

#19 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be fine with it. The bills would be easier to pay and thus a great amount of stress would be done away with.

Gender roles need to go away.

#20 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6461 posts) - - Show Bio


It's assuming I'm married........

#21 Posted by martyyy15 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be happy for her. We'd be able to pay lots of bills and maybe even set aside a little for a vaction sometime. ( I'm not married but that is how I'd feel). I'd want my wife to be happy.