(Closed) Massive difference in incomes. Would it bother you if your SO made way less?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Would it bother you if your salary was many multiples of your husband's?

    Yes

    No

    Maybe a little bit

  • Post # 77
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @ParisM:  ooohhhh WA? Perth?? We’re thinking of moving there after our OE for a wee bit, we figure why not before we have kids πŸ˜‰ yea hell make good money-auz money good in him!!!!!!

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @nearlymarriedlass:  Yep that’s right πŸ™‚  What’s an OE? Well Perth is a gorgeous place to raise a family, but not super exciting for the teen – 20’s bracket πŸ™‚
    Hahaha yeah I love him to death πŸ™‚

    Post # 79
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    I can understand this situation, as I was in this situation some time ago. But as long as each partner contributes to the relationship, I don’t see any problems.

    I was in a position where, I earned about 4x that of my partner. My job involved extra study, overtime etc. I would often come home to a dirty house/piles of laundry, no food in the cupboard, and he would be playing his Xbox. I tried to address the issue with him several times, explaining that I was happy to pay extra for bills, rent, food etc, but he needed to help around the house, as I was working longer hours. It just didn’t work, so I called it quits.

    I really applaud this man’s desire to use his skills as carpenter and help out. Well done!!! 

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @ParisM:  overseas experience πŸ™‚ gonna do a lot of travel overseas next yr and might stop I. Perth on the way back , we have a few friends over there who love it!!! It’s a beautiful place πŸ™‚ good luck to your man on his apprentiship! 

    Post # 81
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    It’s going to happen to us in about a year (and then probably flip a few years after that), and it doesn’t bother me. I thought it would bother him, but he says it won’t. We’ll see how that actually plays out. 

    Post # 82
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @nearlymarriedlass:  Thanks honey! Best luck to you both too!

    Post # 83
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I currently make more that my hubby, and I know it bothers him, but it doesn’t bother me.  What bothers me is that he’s so smart and clever, and I wish he would push himself more instead of staying in a job he hates!  I did go into my chosen career knowing it had a potential to earn decent money.  He is about to take a job up in the mines though, which will mean he’s earning double what he’s currently on.

    Post # 84
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2013

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    @ParisM:  We’re in Perth too!  Moved over from NZ 2yrs ago, its the only reason we could afford to get married.  Love it here, and the money is so much better, I’m earning almost double what I was on in NZ, and hubby more than doubled his pay than what he was getting in NZ, and going into the mines will getting 4x as much.

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