But while she thought she was being kind, she was actually inadvertently hurting Steve's feelings with her generosity. "It is harder on men than on women, because for many, there is still the expectation that men are the providers and much of our confidence is tied up in this," says Alden.
So how does a man cope with a girlfriend who makes more money than him?
It’s fashionable right now to look to neurobiology, gender norms, or family of origin parenting styles when you’re trying to figure out why your partner is such a jerk.
The couples were predominantly white—one person self-identified as Iranian-American, two as Bosnian—and heterosexual, with one gay male couple and one lesbian couple.
Really, we just teach each other and love each other for our differences. Two days later and she wakes up to a £5000 car on the drive.
Meanwhile in the same week I'm lending my mum £200 until payday so we have enough money for shopping and don't have to borrow off my grandparents for the 5th week running.
[...] They won't think twice about going out for a meal in the middle of the week just for the hell of it and paying a bill in excess of £100.
We only go out on birthdays and have to be wary of how much we spend.
note, you can’t opt out—calling it a classless society doesn’t make it one, and what class you come from will influence the choices available to you in a way that affects the rest of your life.