My boyfriend is uncomfortable because I make more money then him
I (27f) work in tech and make ~160k a year. my company is by far the biggest and most successful company around.
It has a big reputation for paying their employees insane salaries. So when you say you work there, people automatically know you have money.
I’ve been dating my boyfriend (28m) for just under 8 months. He works in a small industry and makes ~60k a year.
Which of course is a impressive salary and a massive achievement in his field, and I’m genuinely proud of what he has done. He is from a small town with small town values.
Everything was going great, until recently.
We have a lot in common and get along really well. Money has never been a issue until now, and I’ve always insisted on paying for dates 50/50.
Yesterday he said that he was uncomfortable with how much more money I made then he did. He said I should slow down my career so I could be at home more often, and to let him be the “man of the house”.
I was honestly speechless and have been staying at my sisters ever since. At this point I’m strongly considering leaving. I’ve been though similar situations with exs. Anyone have any ideas on how to get this to stop happening?