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Originally posted by Rowe:
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Originally posted by Black Viking:
But, I am curious about what part of our psyche has a problem with this arrangement "when the bills come in". Why does the woman making more money, thus paying more of the bills, equal incompatability?


TRADITIONAL ROLES WERE SET IN PLACE FOR A REASON

Oh my Eek, I'm beginning to see why modern marriages are wrought with so many problems! Think about this: If the woman is paying the weight of the household bills, which means the family's livelihood is largely dependent on her stream of income, what do you suppose will happen once she becomes pregnant and must take maternity leave? What if a couple has twins, or triplets, and the couple decides that it's better for the mother to take maternity leave, indefinitely? Now the husband will have to go out and get the job(s) that he should have had in the first place. Therefore, because a woman is solely responsible for carrying and nursing children, it should NOT be her responsibility to also work like a slave to support the family. Being a mother is already a full-time job. And I think once we start giviing young people the impression that it's alright for men to expect to be in a relationship where his family's livelihood is largely dependent on women, we're in trouble.


BTW, my only point was that if I'm making $80K/yr why is it that I can't date or even marry someone making $100/yr? Some insist on the man always being on top regardless...

I really doubt if modern marriage is in trouble because women are making more money (within a marriage). There is no evidence (that I'm aware of) supporting this. In fact, one can argue that modern marriage is more threatened by the fact that women can work outside the household at all. I.e., women have more options. Since they can support themselves they don't have to stay in unhappy situations (I think of my own mother as an example).

And modern women have also been raised with the silly expectation of self-fulfillment. They're now encouraged to be ambitious. They're now full citizens in this materialist consumer culture. No longer do they have to be content with what they're provided. They're free - and even encouraged - to want more.... no matter what they have, to always want more.... Now that I think about it... Rowe, you're right: Traditional roles (women barefoot and pregnant) were set in place for a reason...

lol

The preceding paragraph , by the way, was said partly tongue in cheek... I was not being completely serious...
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