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Did you know: 40% of American households today are supported by moms?
Love Buzz

More Money, Less Problems? The Benefits Of Being The Breadwinner

As someone who earns more than her husband and has done extensive research and interviews over the last 18 months for my upcoming book When She Makes More, I can confidently say that making more than your beloved — while, most certainly, layered with complexities — can be a winning formula for coupledom.

Do Financially Successful Women Have Hotter Sex?
You don't have to sacrifice your sex life just because you make more money than your man.
Experts Blog

Do Financially Successful Women Have Hotter Sex?

The number of women out-earning their men is growing and some predict by 2030 most women will be more financially successful than their partners. While this may sound like the best possible outcome to women’s libbers from thirty years ago, the truth is that success dissolves your sex life more times than not.

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Experts Blog

5 Tips For Maintaining A Breadwinner Relationship

Money conflicts result in some of the most intense and destructive arguments in any relationship. Money is a topic very few people are comfortable talking about, and issues concerning spending and saving are deeply personal. The additional variable that's been silently added to the mix is the turning of the tides in many relationships for who is the primary breadwinner. Here are five tips for keeping a breadwinner relationship tension-free.

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How I Fell In Love With A Sugar Mama

What does it feel like to date a female breadwinner? Are guys OK with a woman who makes more money than them? Our writer's fiancée made 15 times more than him—and he loved it. Plus, advice on how to date a man who makes less.

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7 Signs He's Dating You For Your Money

As documented in our piece, "The Rise Of The Sugar Mama," the age of the female gold digger is over. These days it's men who are dating women for their money. So how do you know if a man is after you or your wallet? The YourTango Experts sound in.

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7 Surprising Facts About The New American Family

It goes without saying that we no longer live in the time of the Huxtables (much less the Cleavers). But what makes families today different from how they used to be? We decided to investigate. Using facts from census data and recent studies on child-rearing, work, and marriage, we've narrowed down seven qualities that characterize the new American family.

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Love Buzz

Do Female Breadwinners Have Better Sex?

I want to earn more money than my husband to have a better sex life. Fact: I want to be a successful businesswoman. I never want to feel like I have to rely on a man to pay for my clothes, travel, entertainment, food, housing... anything. Which is not say I don't enjoy receiving gifts, but when it comes to my relationships, I've made a conscious decision to strive to be the breadwinner.

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Love Buzz

New Marriage Trend: Men Marrying Wealthy Women

Major gender role changes are afoot, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Men are increasingly marrying women who earn more money or education than them. The numbers say it all: In 1970, 4% of wives earned more than their husbands; in 2007, 22% did. Good job ladies! Let's examine what has caused this shift in gender dynamics.

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Tomfoolery

The Best Of The Web: Tiger & Ivy League Sex Appeal

Scientists can't find enough men who've never seen porn to study them. New breakup: the burnt bridge. The wisdom in Facebooking the one who got away after you're married. Why do men like fake breasts? Why did Tiger Woods do it? Fellow golfer is embarrassed for introducing Tiger to Elin Nordegren. Do you have a shrine to your guy? Tom Matlack finds some truth in New Moon. Brit chick dig Ivy League grad guys. Lady breadwinners feel guilty about it. Love advice from Dungeons & Dragons and sex advice from Star Wars.

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Love Buzz

Lover's Quarrel? Cook It Out.

You felt like a lucky woman that your husband offered to stay home while you went out and earned the dough, until you walked in on him chatting online with other moms as your kids are watching cartoons. Or you come home to find your unemployed boyfriend playing video games instead of vacuuming. Don't get mad, make quiche, says author of Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing, Heather Whaley, who is all about emotional eating. This is what Whaley recommends you make for yourself when you are hating your S.O.

The Links: When She's The Breadwinner
Tomfoolery

The Links: When She's The Breadwinner

The use of MRI has shown the female orgasm. There are, evidently, benefits to being poorly endowed. What happens when good relationships have crummy sex lives? Prop 8 and menopause? How the economy is creating breadwinner wives. Are men comfortable earning substantially less than their wives? What if a nightmare date is really your fault? The old dropping fruit in the supermarket trick... in reverse. How to reveal that you write a dating blog. Are beautiful women bad friends? And why, exactly, do women break up with men?

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Love Buzz

Men Like To Earn More Than Their Wives

The study "The Impact of Relative Earnings Among Dual-Earner Couples on Career Satisfaction and Family Satisfaction" reveals that men feel better about their careers if they make more money then their wives. Wives also feel better about their careers depending on money, but feel worse about their home lives. This isn't true with men. Money doesn't effect how men view themselves at home.

On Being The Breadwinner
Love Buzz

On Being The Breadwinner

When you hear the term "breadwinner," you're likely to think "father" or "male." But the New York Times' Modern Love essay this week is penned by a former-female-breadwinner, who later scrapped breadwinning entirely for a more egalitarian - and less romantic - set-up. The author, Karen Karbo, reveled in a whirlwind romance with a Frenchman around whom she never opened her purse once. Then he showed up at her apartment, caught her 'unaware' in unattractive sweatpants, and informed her that he expected her to look pretty for him all the time. Quite rightly, she dumped Monsier Jerkface. In successive relationships, Karbo found herself in the position as breadwinner quite accidentally. The first husband chased his dreams while Karbo held a steady job; the second husband quit his job on a whim and became a househusband, but spent all day playing video games while she kept the family in milk and cookies. When she divorced him, he tried to shake her down for alimony, child support and the house. The third relationship seems to have been the charm: each half of the couple pays his or her own way.