It could be a race to the finish, in more ways than one. But Peters said his relationship ran into difficulty because of how his wife handled their disparity in income.
When wives earn more than their husbands, some men just can’t handle it. and try to break into academia.” Dave Peters was one of several men who told MEL Magazine what it was like when their wives earned more money than they did. His wife made 0,000 a year and, he said, she was the one who always had the final word when it came to vacations, where they ate dinner and other household bills.
Maybe you always loved going to the theater but your husband hated it. "Exercising your interest in those again is important to rebuilding yourself." The life-changing period of divorce, though often difficult and unwelcome, holds a silver lining: to shake things up and try on a new lifestyle.
“My wife has always earned more money than me, and for a while it absolutely killed our sex life. I’m a trial lawyer now, but from 2006 to 2016 I didn’t make a dime. “The kids would ask her for money, and when she said no, they’d respond, ‘Fine, I’ll ask Dad then,’” he added.
“And she would snort, ‘Yeah, sure.’” He got a higher paying job and, happily, things improved.
"As long as the changes you make are healthy and constructive, these are very appropriate," says Alberti.
"Think about who you want to be -- the person you were before the marriage, or maybe a new person?
" Even if, by the time you split, the divorce was something you wanted, a divorce still represents a loss.