Relationship Advice – How to Deal with the Challenge of the Wife Making More Money than the Husband
A recent feature on Fox News told us about the increasing trend among newly married younger couples for the wife to be making more money than the husband.
My first thought was “And how is this a problem, and for whom?”
Apparently it is a big problem for some.
Wisdom from Darren Stevens
Are you familiar with the old ’60s TV sitcom “Bewitched” starring Elizabeth Montgomery? It still shows up every now and then on Nick at Nite and was made into a movie a few years ago.
If you are not familiar with the plot, here it is – Darren and Samantha Stevens are a typical 1960s couple, with Darren as the bread-winning architect husband and Samantha as the beautiful homemaker. The only wrinkle is that Samantha has this unique ability to wiggle her nose and make anything happen and/or appear out of thin air and Darren tries to get her to stop using her abilities and be “normal.”
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Did you get that last line? Here is a guy who has a wife that could get them anything they ever wanted and he was trying to get her to stop!
Don’t be a Darren Stevens!
Even as a little kid in the ’60s I thought Darren Stevens was a complete idiot!
So my suggestion on how to handle the situation when the wife is making more money than the husband is simply this –
celebrate it and enjoy it!
If you are a man and are intimidated by the fact that your wife makes more money than you, get over it! Get your own ego out of the way and celebrate the gifts of your wife and the gift of your wife.