3 women discuss having more money than their husbands

Last Updated on July 2, 2021 by MyGh.Online

In Nigeria today, most women have jobs and businesses. They work really hard and advance in their careers. In some cases, they earn way more than their husbands. How does a couple balance their finances when the woman earns more?

I spoke with Biola, Dami and Ifunanya about this situation.

They all had similar answers. When I asked them if they would love to earn more than their husbands, they all said, “Why not?! Who would not like to earn more money?”

They all said that they would not agree to such an arrangement.

Biola said, “I cannot agree to be a stay-at-home wife. I do not see any reason why my husband should agree to that. It is understandable when women do it but not men, it was tradition that made women stay at home and not get jobs. Even that is not practiced anymore. He should have a business that he is doing at least.”

For instance, they would contribute more to the school fees and buying household amenities, but according to Ifunanya, “He would still take up some responsibilities.”

When I asked Biola how she would feel about giving her husband money if he is unemployed or underemployed. She said she could give him money for 5 years tops. After that, she would most likely get irritated.

Traditionally and historically, men were providers but with modernism women earning more than their husbands is now common.

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