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Do you think it's a man's responsibility to support his family financially?

Nakia - 44yo - level 8

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7 months ago

Nope. The arrangement of who makes the most money and is responsible should only be decided by the couple. Gender has no bearing on this arrangement. Oftentimes, the responsibility will shift between partners depending on the opportunities available.

Kaeden Re - 31yo - level 6 -
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7 months ago

Yes i feel the same way

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7 months ago

No, it is a joint responsibility. If you believe that men should shoulder that responsibility alone, then make sure you’re not fighting for equality with men in other aspects of life.

Laci - 33yo - level 19 -
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7 months ago

Depends on the situation of the family

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7 months ago

Team work makes the dream work!!!!! Be a team!!!

Amanda - 30yo - level 11 -
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7 months ago

No i don't think so, if men and women want to be treated equally, they both are responsible for the family, too. And sometimes the woman may do some more work than him or the other way around, but both should do something for each other.

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7 months ago

mutual responsibility

Glenda - 32yo - level 18 -
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7 months ago

No. Mutual responsibility. Can be two income family or one income family with either one being the bread winner. It’s a partnership. Each couple is different.

Camille - 30yo - level 21 -
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7 months ago

No I think it's both partners responsibility.

Tiffany - 30yo - level 28 -
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7 months ago

No. Just no.

Maggie - 34yo - level 39 -
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7 months ago

It’s a shared responsibility for the entire family Money is part of it,cleaning, cooking is part. It should be divided up equally

plf - 59yo - level 12 -
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7 months ago

No but he néds to contribute to th e relationship .

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7 months ago

I believe it should be something that’s important to both parties and if one is unable then the other should do their part.

Sara - 34yo - level 12 -
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7 months ago

Honestly, no. I believe if you have a family, both members (ie mother and father) should contribute. If one person earns more, that person should bare more responsibility. The exact amount should be discussed. I believe the same for a family of two; It's fine to support each other, and if one of the people is having difficulties then of course their partner should help. But under normal circumstances, both people should be able to support themselves

Alex - 20yo - level 30 -
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7 months ago

No you both have to put into it

Richard - 27yo - level 12 -
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7 months ago

No, I believe in partnership and it all sounds like underestimating women’s possibilities

anonymous - 33yo - level 27 -
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7 months ago

No. It's not a MANs responsibility. Every person in the relationship, man or woman, has equal responsibility.

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7 months ago

In today's world I dont think all the responsibility needs to fall on the man. I think both partners should contribute to keeping the household afloat. I think its a lot of stress to put on one person. Its better completed when working as a team and seperating responsibilities while still communicating when one is struggling (if that happens). A household is alot of people and alot of facets, teamwork makes the dreamwork. I also think in this fashion there is possibly some leftover money to have fun together if both are managing finances wisely.

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7 months ago

I think he should at least contribute equally

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7 months ago

Not at all. This is an archaic stereotype that is not inclusive to our modern day. The person(s) responsible for financial support should be a collective decision made by the couple.

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7 months ago

I don't think it's the man's responsibility. I think it depends on the views of both partners and what is best for the family. Sometimes the best role for a man is to raise the kids or something along those lines. But as a man, as a husband, I personally want to support my family financially.

Ronnie - 37yo - level 26 -
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7 months ago

Definitely not. We need to stop maintaining these unhealthy stereotypes and obligations we associate with gender. The idea that men have to work and women belong at home is very outdated already

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7 months ago

I think it is up to the couple to decide who brings the money to the family. It can be that both have a profession they love and a work they want to do, and as long as there is no kids, both can go for it full on. Then, when one takes more responsibility home, the other one takes more at work. And it can change due to the wishes of the couple. Bear in mind that not all couples include men.

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7 months ago

Not necessarily, I think both people should contribute equally, but if the man is at home with the kids, taking them to school getting them ready for bed, doing chores ect and she is the one working that's just as much contribution.

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7 months ago

yes it is his job to make sure the family is ok financially but the wife can contribute.....making sure bills are paid is an adult thing but the man does not have to be the only one pay he just needs to make sure they are paid lol

james - 43yo - level 25 -
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7 months ago

Is this 1957 where one salary can support a household?
Is this 1917 where women don't even have the right to vote?

Nah, it's 2019, and one salary ain't cutting it anymore. Go make more money than your partner, it's alright.

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7 months ago

Not solely. Much like everything else, it is both sides responsibility to fund the household together...whomever is working. Women can be breadwinners just as much as a man.

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2 weeks ago

Yes men are bread winners

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6 months ago

Yes. Honestly, I don't want to have to deal with paying bills when I have to do other things. But right now we share responsiblity. He pays this and I pay that. We work as a team.

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6 months ago

Gee, no no no! It's up to the couple to decide who contributes in what way. Don't stick to this old "man is the head of the house".

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7 months ago

Doesnt only have to be the man to earn but If he has any balls he will take care of his family.

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

Overall, yes. But if she works, it should be agreed on. She deserves to have her earnings as much as him, so they should work out an agreement so they both have financial freedoms.

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

No.... the marriage is a equal partnership!

Antonio - 30yo - level 4 -
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7 months ago

I think it's your responsibility to be able to support your family at all times

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

Definitely!

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7 months ago

Yes I think a man should step up and take care of his family, I also think a woman should as well. If the couple agrees that he can handle the truck load then so be it let him do so. He makes the money and she keeps up with the house.

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7 months ago

No

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7 months ago

Joint responsibility

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7 months ago

That's ridiculous, it is not the man's duty specifically. It is there job of both partners to make sure the family is doing the best they can.

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7 months ago

Not at all. It's a team decision. Maybe decide who can work the least time to make the most money with the least stress, and find the balance. Add in who can best provide support for the kids into the balance if it exists.

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7 months ago

Indeed. If he cannot do so, he should have postponed starting a family...

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

Yes absolutely Im old school like that.

Jonathan - 30yo - level 12 -
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7 months ago

Yes, but the wife is his helpmate, so she needs to do her part when necessary.

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7 months ago

Yes

Melissa - 39yo - level 1 -
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7 months ago

Not by default. It's something that needs to be discussed between spouses and a mutual arrangementade.

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7 months ago

The couple has to agree if one person is to stay home to focus on the children and home, so it’s not necessarily the man’s responsibility. If they can’t afford for one to stay home it’s their shared responsibility. If one does stay home that person has the responsibility to spend money wisely, knowing they’re living off one income.

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7 months ago

Despite social conditionings, no.

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7 months ago

No it is not

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7 months ago

A man should want to bring financial stability to his family. But it shouldn’t be the responsibility of man especially if the woman makes more.

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7 months ago

yes

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7 months ago

No. Wow. It's not 1950.

George - 39yo - level 35 -
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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

For the most part but the woman should step up and help if needed.

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

Yes it is and always will be

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7 months ago

In a marriage/family yes, husbands should bear the responsibility of providing for the family by default unless mutually agreed otherwise. If it’s just two people hooking up and no kids in the mix then I’d say no.

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7 months ago

yes

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

Yes sometimes but I think its better to be equal

Rachel - 32yo - level 10 -
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7 months ago

No

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7 months ago

Absolutely! Ultimately it is a joint effort but I do feel the man should take most of the responsibility.

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7 months ago

Yes

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7 months ago

Yes.

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7 months ago

The man is the provider, however, both should contribute.

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7 months ago

Yes!.... but certainly both if possible

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7 months ago

Mutual but the husband in my opinion should always be a leader who steps up and takes responsibility for the outcome of the family unit. If someone has to take one for the team, or make a sacrifice, he should be first in line.

Rich - 34yo - level 4 -
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7 months ago

Yes

Brian - 44yo - level 5 -
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7 months ago

Yes

Malarie - 32yo - level 28 -
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7 months ago

Mutual

Richard - 36yo - level 9 -
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7 months ago

Mutual

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7 months ago

Yes I do it his job as the man of the house

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7 months ago

Yes it is, but our world it’s becoming more and more femanistic which is leading us away from that. Women want to become more independent which intern changes our way of living and thinking. People are animals and we are programmed to live together a specific way. Men are programmed to provide while the woman is suppose to take care of the children. If women want to be independent. Don’t come looking for men when you fuck up and need someone there for you.

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7 months ago

I've always been raised to believe that the man is the head of the household, but in the interest of sanity of the relationship I think both should contribute, plus in today's economy, having both spouses work, is almost a necessary financially.

Miranda - 19yo - level 17 -
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7 months ago

No

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7 months ago

Yes, but it takes 2 now days

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7 months ago

Its all dependent on the situation.

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7 months ago

Yes

Henry - 36yo - level 28 -
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7 months ago

Yes, it takes a lot to run a household. Rent now a days is expensive and then utilities too. It's hard to make ends meet especially if there are children too.

Elaine - 31yo - level 2 -
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7 months ago

Yes.

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Yes

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7 months ago

yes but I also see it as a wife responsibility to step up when and if ever needed to and bring in income as well

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7 months ago

Yes.

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7 months ago

Are you having this fight with your SO now??

It should be between the couple. Obviously one person needs to work. One partner should not prohibit the other from working. You are a team and need to work together. If you both work, you need to divide household duties. If only one works, the other does all the household duties/shopping and most of the childcare.

Sit down and have an open discussion with your partner.

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