Life is often measured by people in many ways, and the size of a person’s income is often an important metric. For couples trying to maintain a healthy relationship, the larger income should not be an issue. Each of them should be able to feel what they bring to the partnership is measured in many different ways. Income is important when it comes to purchasing power, but it should not define who has the power between the two of them.
The ability to make purchases as a couple is often dependent upon both their incomes. Whatever they contribute to the household is generally a shared value in a healthy relationship, and most couples work well with this model. Even if only one of them is responsible for paying the bills on time, income should not be an issue where power is gained or lost. Being able to share fairly in this measure of a relationship is about trust and valuation that goes far beyond the ability to bring cash into the household.
Some couples have made the choice for one to remain at home and run the domestic side of life, and that person may suddenly find their partner feels they now have more capability to make decisions. Stopping that attitude when it begins can be important in maintaining the balance of the relationship. If it is allowed to continue, then the person remaining at home may eventually find they have little or no say at all about their own life.
It can be difficult to leave out this metric of importance when it comes to a relationship because it is often a defining measurement of importance in the world outside of the relationship. Whenever a couple finds it has begun to insinuate itself into the middle of their lives, they should seek professional help. Stopping this from becoming a normal part of their lives could be difficult, but it could eventually result in a happier relationship between the two.