You and your boo may have a ton in common. Maybe you like eating the same food, renting the same movies, or watching the same poorly produced local car commercial. Similarities aside, you may be on totally different pages when it comes to money. And although you look cute AF together, your pay stubs and outgoing bills may look really different.
If Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Makes Less Money Than You Do, Here's What To Know
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This could be extremely controversial and slightly off-topic, but what about some sort of open thread about either 1 dating people who are way less busy than you are or 2 dating people who have way less money. I know that outside of office romances, the subject of dating has not really been broached, but I think so many of the corporette-readers probably have had one of these two issues. And I think that brings us to the first topic:. A relationship is nothing without mutual respect.
How to make your relationship work if your partner makes less money than you
In the dating world, there's a certain grading system with which you're undoubtedly all too familiar. Akin to a beauty contest scorecard, a person's attractiveness is ranked from one to And generally, it's presumed that the beautiful Amazons among us the eights, nines, and 10s should only date each other -- while the "uglies" of the bunch the twos, threes, and fours must stick to their own Quasimodo kind.
Talking about money can be stressful. But due to heteronormative and patriarchal pressures, some women buy into the narrative that their partner should be capable of supporting them, or that their date should be able to pick up the check. Relationship coach Shula Melamed emphasizes how difficult it can be to have conversations about financial concerns. If they're unhappy, you might want to start by encouraging them to find work that helps them feel more inspired, or to advocate for more responsibility and creative freedom at their current company. If you find yourself struggling internally with your partner's money situation and want to move past it, start by examining your own perspective.