On When One Person Earns More Than the Other in a Relationship

@notpollyanna I also thought of the Toast posting (toasting?). There is something very off-putting about the way he first describes the luxuries his fiancee's salary allows them, derides *normal* jobs, then back tracks to explain how frugal he is. Regardless of the number of restaurant napkins the author saves, it seems that he benefits greatly from the income his fiancee brings in. I don't think there is anything wrong with doing what you love for a living or with contributing unequally to shared expenses (as long as everyone is in agreement in the situation). I do take issue with biting the hand that feeds you. I was looking forward to reading an article that would describe the challenges of living on disparate incomes (a situation I am acutely familiar with) and offer some suggestions or personal anecdotes on dealing with such challenges. Instead, it felt like the author was taking pains to justify his career choice and lifestyle.

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm 3