Disclaimer: In Real Life is a platform for everyday people to share their experiences and voices. All articles are personal stories and do not necessarily echo In Real Life\u2019s sentiments. In light of the recent viral post on how a man was unable to accept his wife earning more than him, I understand that everyone is exposed to a different set of cultures and societal pressure. But in this article, I will share with you my POV as my fiance earns more than me. I met my now fianc\u00e9e during the lowest point of my life, during a pandemic and while I'm looking for a new job, in a totally new field. Luckily for me, my partner has faith in my potential and is very understanding considering how badly affected everyone is by this pandemic. My POV - Modern, Equal Times From my upbringing and perhaps the network of women I am exposed to, seeing women climbing the corporate ladder or managing a business venture is a common phenomenon. For example, many women nowadays are managers for big firms and running their own businesses. Why would women not be able to do whatever men can do? I am more weirded out when I hear someone\u2019s wife being a stay at home mom rather than going to work. But then again, we all grew up in different backgrounds and circumstances.\u00a0 Understanding Why Some Men Can\u2019t Handle It Certain society paints a picture of the man being the ultimate breadwinner, and the women support whatever he does. The guy is the star player, and the woman is the backup. Although we like to think that this is a thing in the past, some cultures still validate this thinking. If a wife ever progresses her career or finances to the point that she outperforms her man, the man has three solutions to this situation: \tImprove himself, so he makes more than his woman (let's face it; this is a lot of work). \tPut a stop to whatever she's doing, never to progress more than him (this is easier to do than the #1). \tCome to accept that it's OK for her to advance better than him and support her in pursuing her personal goals (not all men can handle their ego, unfortunately). Men who don't allow their women to progress in education or work for the sole reason that the men can't handle earning less is ridiculous. Imagine that a woman somewhere out there is prevented from being the next Oprah or Marie Curie, simply because her partner doesn't allow her to. In my case, I took route #3, and here's how we handle our lives together: How We Split the Bills Image source: Unsplash Despite her earning more than me, I still do my part of being the \u2018guy\u2019 or \u2018future husband\u2019 in the relationship: \tI pay for our home & all the bills, but she covers our groceries. \tShe will do 90% of the cooking, and I\u2019ll do 95% of the cleaning around the house. \tWe typically split the bills when we go out, but I usually don\u2019t ask her to pay her half unless I feel like I\u2019ve been paying for our meals too many times consecutively (maybe 2 or 3 times in a row).\u00a0 \tWe both pay for our own cars, but since her car is nicer than mine, we use her car to go on long trips. \tOccasionally, she treats me on stuff I don\u2019t spend on my own, like new clothes and going out to fancy places, which is nice. \tAt the moment, I do not give my fiance any cash, but in traditional Muslim culture, it will be expected that I have to give my wife some cash allowance (I need to readjust my budget once we\u2019re married). What Having a Richer Partner Has Taught Me Image Source: Unsplash My fiance teaches me a lot about enjoying luxuries in life. Something I\u2019ve refrained myself from enjoying on the logic that it\u2019s a waste of money. But\u00a0 once I\u2019ve been exposed to selected luxuries, I see their benefits: \tHigh-quality clothes: Look and feel confident \tNon-budget vehicle: Our bodies do not feel tired after a long trip \tLuxurious soaps: One of the best way to unwind after a tough day at work \tFancy restaurants: I get more cultured and exposed to other people\u2019s food and culture \tFancy spas & massages: Once in a while, to reset our stress levels so we can achieve more Summing Up Image source: Unsplash As my fianc\u00e9e progresses in her career, it motivates me to also work on mine & my side business venture. I don\u2019t think anybody finds their partner who has given up or stagnant attractive. She can see that I am striving to be a better person career and money-wise, and maybe one day make more than her (I am somewhat competitive). As I get hooked on the benefits of luxury items mentioned above, it motivates me to think of ways to earn more to afford all these regularly to reward myself and my family.\u00a0 So fellas, don\u2019t feel intimidated if your partner makes more than you. I hope my sharing has helped to inspire other people in similar situations as us. For more stories like this, read: Are Malaysian Men Intimidated by a Confident Woman? and Here\u2019s Why We Do Want To Get Married \u2013 Sincerely, Millenial Men If you like what you read, follow us on Facebook & Instagram.