6 Ways to Deal When You Make More Money Than Your Partner

Photography by: JGI/Jamie Grill | Article by: Jenn Sinrich

Money is one of the most difficult things to discuss in a relationship, so it’s no surprise that finances are often a leading cause of stress for most couples. Issues pertaining to dollar signscan drive a wedge between even the happiest couples, and those money talks can become even more complicated when the female is the primary breadwinner. Of course, it’s the 21st century and women are more equal to men than ever before, but when societal gender roles are reversed, it can sometimes throw relationship dynamics out of whack. “Difficulties may arise surrounding expectations and ultimately end up causing an enduring power struggle,” explains Marissa Nelson, a licensed marriage and family therapist.

How do you keep the romance and harmony alive and kicking in your relationship when you make more dough than your partner? We asked therapists to share their best tactics.

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2018-05-10T15:34:20+00:00