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Couple's Therapy: 'He is the head of the house, not my business' Juliana speaks on making more money than her husband

Couple's Therapy: 'He is the head of the house, not my business' Juliana speaks on making more money than her husband
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Last Updated on June 18, 2021 by MyGh.Online

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On social media, you see jokes about men wanting to become househusbands or marry rich women.

Would that be ideal? Would men be able to handle a successful woman while being unsuccessful, jobless, or less successful?

I spoke with an older married couple whose wife earns more than the husband.

When Gbenro and Juliana got married, Gbenro was the one who earned more. Juliana quit her job as they were about to get married.

“I didn’t feel like I was essentially mortgaging my entire life to a man by quitting my job. He would be solely responsible for taking care of me and our baby – I was already pregnant before the wedding.

“I guess it was the not having a job part that hurt. I had to ask Gbenro for everything and get interrogated every time. He would say, ‘What do you need it for?’ He hardly gave me money.

“Fast forward to 20 years, his business crashes and mine sprouts. I eventually moved to another town for my business. He follows me out of town because he ran his business to the ground.

“At home when I tried to challenge his actions, he would say I do not respect him when his staff are around. Imagine ‘his’ staff!

“I know Gbenro is careless with money, so I did not put him in charge of anything that has to do with finances. He comes to me for money, and he hates that. He makes a big fuss about it and insults me, calls me domineering and controlling.

“Sometimes he extorts money from me. He says there are some things that need to be fixed. He collects the money and never does the things he asked the money for.

I asked her what an easy way out of this would be. She said, “Frankly, I wish we each made our own money.”

https://www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/relationships-weddings/couples-therapy-he-is-the-head-of-the-house-not-my-business-juliana-speaks-on-making/h2f2p8m

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