More money often means more power Though the idea of more money equaling more power in a relationship seems like a bad after-taste of nineteenth century Utilitarianism and the materialism of the Industrial Revolution, nevertheless the economics of relationships continues to be an ugly fact.
Rarely is any marital relationship completely even in its power-sharing dynamics – almost every marriage has a partner who is empowered to take more important decisions than the other.
Here are some of the most illuminating answers from the Reddit thread. My father and step mother were given custody of me, they are hardcore bikers.
I grew up learning learning how to sell drugs, fight, work on bikes, make moonshine, etc. My SO comes from upper middle class, went to private school, family celebrates birthdays, having a fridge half filled of food is "getting low" etc. [...] We never worry about money because I can make a twenty feed us for weeks and she knows when to remind me to spend money on myself. I was ecstatic that I had my first 5 driving lessons paid for me as my present from my parents.
If you on the other hand are thinking of marrying someone from a different class, here are a few aspects you may wish to consider first.
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'Course, it could be that I'm just not comfortable with anyone, but my preference would be to date some semi-hippie chick who likes to read (a lot) but isn't necessarially all that formally educated.
I recieved a book for Christmas - either as a joke or perhaps well-meaning - on how to snag my soul-mate.
I recieved many many books for Christmas and so I'm just now getting around to cracking this one. hanging out with blue collar people will at best be politely tolerant and at worst be openly condescending.
The following advice really offended me, and yet I can see some of the practical sides of it: Never date outside your social class. The business man who dates a career waitress, or the lawyer who dates a handyman: Your new significant other will feel left out, will not feel as if he fits in. They acknowledge that sometimes these things work, but say that it is rare. It actually made me angry (at least angry enough to post here.) And yet..female lawyer friend is married to a man who worked at a grocery store.
He (actually the book alternates he and she throughout the book, but I find it annoying and will spare you) will start to resent your friends and then start to resent you. He has privately told me that he feels left out in our groups. My husband and I are from different social classes, mine wealthy, his pretty much white trash (his words).