In this day and age, people want everything to be equal in a relationship but does this include finances? Where each partner gives 50% of themselves. Won’t this type of division damage a relationship.
A 50/50 split means that each person gives the exact same amount of themselves—fully. So I ask myself, what if my partner earns more than me? Will I still give the same amount. Will that be fair on my part? Of course not.
Equality in a relationship is about understanding and working toward the needs of the relationship, not just the needs of each person.
This is not to say that individual needs are insignificant; they are significant and should not be ignored.
In fact, ignoring individual needs often lead to anger, which is very damaging to relationships.
I wanted to know more on this issue so I posted the question on my social media platform and here are the response. See them below;
Navigating your finances as a couple can be tough. Changing things from 50/50 to a different method can seem like unknown territory, but can help you as a couple to support each other financially and make things work.
After all, is said and done, remember that is is basically about you and your partner. Know what works for you and stick with it.