I earn more money than my partner — here’s how it affects our relationship


Money is one of the biggest sources of tension between couples, according to research.
Differences in earning can cause tension with your partner.
I earn significantly more money than my partner, and here’s how it affects our relationship.

When my partner and I first got together nearly a decade ago, we were both pretty broke. Though we had part-time jobs in our respective industries and made enough to sustain ourselves, there wasn’t much left over in either of our budgets once the bills were paid at the end of the month.

Fast-forward eight years, and we’re now married and running a household together. We’re both currently employed, but I’m earning significantly more than my partner, and it has affected our relationship in some interesting and positive ways. We’re not rich, by any means, but we sometimes feel like we are given the stark difference in our financial situation from the time when we met.

Here’s how our relationship has changed now that I make more money than my partner:

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1. We fight less because we’re less stressed about money

There were many years in both of our lives when we had to live paycheck to paycheck, and we weren’t sure how we were going to make it to the next payday. This caused a significant amount of stress and anxiety, some of which we occasionally took out on each other.

Now that we can comfortably make ends meet, there’s way less strain and one less reason to argue. As Business Insider previously reported, money can be one of the biggest sources of tension for couples, since it’s a constant in all of our lives, so my increased earnings have turned out to be a good thing for us.

2. We travel a lot more

My partner and I have always been curious about and inspired by the world around us. We always dreamed of traveling, but for many years, it just wasn’t financially feasible. Now that I’m making much more money than I was when we first met, we can take impromptu weekend trips to the cities we always wanted to explore.

From Paris and Prague to Reykjavik and Copenhagen, having more cash at our disposal has meant getting to experience more of the world together, which has been an amazing bonding experience.

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Source:: Business Insider

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