Marrying Up

I want to marry a rich man at some point in my life. I respect the people who say that money isn’t everything in life and I agree. However, I don’t want money (lack of it) to be an issue in my marriage. I think that relationships have enough stressors without financial ones. Money doesn’t solve all problems but at least it gives you a head start. If I have kids I want to be able to give them a better life than I had. While I didn’t grow up in poverty and my family was middle class, I always wondered what life would look like if we were better off. I recognize that there are sacrifices made when you are with a man who is ambitious and rich. Whether it means turning a blind eye to his wandering one or being the primary caregiver of the kids and the house. Life is never good 100% of the time and each family has their own challenges. I appreciate spontaneity but at the end of the day I want a partner who is stable and financially secure. This doesn’t mean that I want to be solely financially dependent on someone else but it does mean that I like the idea of someone else having my back if I need it. No, I’m not going to marry someone because of their bank account but their ability to provide will be taken into consideration. Not being “rich” is definitely not a deal-breaker because there are things in life that matter more than money at the end of the day.

2 thoughts on “Marrying Up

  1. scarletpen28 says:

    Rather than focus on marrying someone rich, you could focus on becoming rich yourself. This post has a lot of stereotypes in it…successful men aren’t always cheaters. They also don’t all want to support a woman.

    • alisha2013 says:

      I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with bringing something to the table i.e. my own money. No, successful men don’t always cheat but all relationships have challenges regardless of income level. Like I said, I’m not a big fan of being financially dependent on anyone but I’ve met guys on both sides of the fence who want to support a wife/significant other and others who don’t.

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