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Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi discusses alarming statistics about financially nontraditional relationships and marriages. High-earning women are more like stay single. Once married, couples with female breadwinners suffer higher rates of infidelity on both sides, and are more likely to divorce and to be under great stress from child care or housework. Despite the statistics, these couples can thrive if they develop sound communication and sensitivity. Torabi lists 10 rules breadwinning women and the men who love them should follow to nurture their relationship. Despite the occasional pitfall of gender stereotypes, getAbstract recommends her useful fresh examination to couples who struggle with their roles because the woman makes more money.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What ramifications occur when a woman earns more than her partner, and
  • How couples can make financially nontraditional relationships or marriages work.

About the Author

Farnoosh Torabi is a contributing editor at Money Magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Time and Entrepreneur. She appears regularly on The NBC Today Show and hosts the top-rated daily podcast So Money on iTunes.



10 Rules for Couples with a Woman Who Makes More Money
Women who earn more money than their partners or husbands face several relationship challenges. Traditional gender roles affect marriage, divorce and even the number of hours people work. Couples in which the women earned more were...

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    Sheila Forde 2 years ago
    Interesting ideas to rethink how we adapt to what is the new norm for so many couples. Especially like "change the fairytale" and planning your parenthood all the way through college and beyond.

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