I made more than my ex husband (and present boyfriend) and it was always an enormous source of tension in our relationship. Simply, I felt that if I was the one who had a job, who was out earning a living, and he was the one sitting at home, then he should be the one doing the laundry, cooking, cleaning and doing the rest of the housework. He didn't feel that way and so after five years of this behavior, I decided that I wasn't going to raise an adult child, and got a divorce.
I make twice what my current boyfriend makes, and it's no big deal. Once in a great while I find myself resenting having to whip out the plastic to pay for something, but by and large I appreciate the freedom that paying my own way has brought me.
I can attest to the high cost of tuition. I make a very nice salary but must complete my undergraduate degree before moving any higher up the ladder. I'm attending DeVry doing accellerated classes online and paying $1500 a class. A Class! I need the accelerated classes and to attend online, or else I would have dropped to a state school long ago.
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