Women on top

GLAMOUR South Africa|March 2020

Women on top
As more women climb the corporate ladder and achieve new milestones in the workplace, society will have to embrace the new normal – women as primary earners.
SHANNON MANUEL

Within the past few decades, around the world, there’s been a steady increase in the number of women who’re the primary earners in their families, and who’re financing their partners, in many cases leading to anxiety and tension within relationships.

When there’s a considerable difference between your and your partner’s income, the inequality can erode your bond, unless you address it head-on. Unfortunately, we don’t like to acknowledge that money influences our intimate relationships – it’s like a hidden operating system that has the potential to influence everything.

This is particularly true within straight relationships as, while we’d like to believe that a woman earning more than her male partner isn’t a big deal these days, it does flip traditional gender dynamics on their head.

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