Does your wife earn more than you?

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  1. tegator80

    tegator80 Well-Known Member

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    BTW, I can relate. Glad you are there for your son.
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    igabradley Well-Known Member

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    if she is going to cheat it will be because she is a cheater, not because she makes more money.
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  3. ThePlayer

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    You're a good man, Strange....which is way better than just a Strange man.
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    Wife makes more and has for awhile. She also works harder. I'll soon be retired and she no doubt will keep working. Of course I've always dated smart women, 2 college gfs are/were successful lawyers.
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  5. TheRaid

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    Unfortunately, mine spends more than I make. j/k.
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  6. tilly

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    Same scenario here. She actually made more than me prior to our kids, as I was trying to get a business off of the ground
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  7. manigordo

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    When I was in my early 30's I drove a 1963 Ford Falcon because I loved the car. But, it afforded me the opportunity to get to know women who wanted to get to know me without the trappings of finances. (I made a great living.) Later, I figured out that my approach to money was a part of who I am. My goal was never to become rich, but to get to the point where the accumulation of wealth was unnecessary. There is a vast difference. I chose to, then, live below my means which meant I always "felt rich" because I was not chasing anything.

    My personal challenge was that I like travel, food and wine, and nice things so I had to find a balance between living a fulfilled life and getting out of the money game. I had two pieces of great fortune. The first was that I had a very fulfilling career where I had the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. Even better, I fell in love with my soul mate who saw things much as I did. As a result, much of my life I made more money than she, but, because of her contributions, I was able to "retire" at 47 to volunteer, coach, or work at other stimulating jobs on my own terms.

    For the last 10 years she made a lot more than I because I made very little. Yippee. Now, we are both retired and happy, happy, happy.
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  8. myamiG8R

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    to answer the specific question, my wife earns more than i do (including my love, respect, and admiration)... i happen to bring more money into the household, but that is not nearly as important...
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  9. ThePlayer

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    You're a chic's dream
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  10. myamiG8R

    myamiG8R Well-Known Member

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    yeah, not so much... i mean i posted that overly sappy reply and she doesn't even read these boards! thanks for the thought though... :)
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  11. ssplasma

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    My wife makes more than me its a steady job and it allows her to socialize with co-workers which is very important. This allows me to pursue my own businesses that may or may not be home runs. Plus I have to say that I am much more efficient in keeping the household in order and dealing with kids.
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  12. StrangeGator

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    I am a strange man as well. No matter what you have to be for your family, you have to find time to be true to yourself. Often strange, but never a stranger.
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    It fluctuates, she did for a few years now I'm back on top....kind of like our sex life;)

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