How to Deal When You Make More Money Than Your Mate (BlackEnterprise.com)
Is there a way to avoid this issue in relationships?
How much, if at all does a gap in salary make a difference in relationships? The conversation is generally more focused towards the professional women who have increased their earning potential and power.
Within the past 3 weeks, I’ve heard following statements multiple times from several of my friends, “Men seem to be intimidated by me because I make more money than they do. Why is this the case? What can I do about it?”
I wish I had a silver-bullet antidote to cure the frustration experienced by women who find themselves in this endless loop. In lieu of an antidote, I’ll offer the following tips:
1. Perform an Internal Analysis – Make sure you are not using your superior salary position as a weapon against the men you come in contact with. No one wants to feel inferior, especially when most men believe one of their roles is to be a provider!