As a strong independent woman in 2018, you might think that the notion of earning more than your boyfriend shouldn’t really bother anyone, especially your significant other.
I mean, what’s there to complain about? He should be that lucky, considering that the pay gap is still very much prevalent and earning more than a man is more of a lucky strike in this day and age, than it is the norm.
However, some men still feel weird about it.
Let’s discuss how making more money than your boyfriend can affect your relationship, both in a negative and a positive way.
1. It Highlights The Outdated Norms
We all want to think that we’ve all moved past the traditional relationship roles by now, but the truth is, there’s still a bunch of people who live in the past. You might find out that your friends, family and perhaps even your boyfriend are still clinging to the outdated beliefs that the man should be the provider in the family.
2. Family Tension
This is a direct result of the previous point we made. In some cases, these outdated standards may even cause family tension, where your relatives might think it’s not great for you and your partner to be together because they believe you can do better, or that the guy you chose is not good enough just because he makes less money.