I was reading the http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2014/05/06/apollo-nida-real-housewives-of-atlanta-pleads-guilty-to-bank-fraud-id-theft/ about one of the husbands from Real Housewives of Atlanta. In court Apollo Nida stated his wife “was making far more money than him and he felt pressure to keep up” and his life of crime helped him do that.
I thought about how so many of our elders often tell us about being equally yoked like the Bible says. Earning potential and income is commonly sited as something that should be compatible. I would argue that income and earning power is a sad reason not to be together, but I can see the issues that it could cause.
I remember my friend telling me about a guy she met at church. He was super judgmental about her income. He felt that she made more than he did and he made such an issue about it because it made things “unbalanced.” Not surprising that he often suggested they go Dutch because she could afford it!
Do you think that it should matter if the person you are dating has the potential to earn money the same as you do or similar?
If one is making more money, how would you handle the “pressure to keep up” with them?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta