PHOENIX - Who's bringing home the bacon in your house?
A study by Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School says more women are making more money than their husbands, and that may be causing some trouble for their man's health.
In relationships where women's wages become higher than her spouses, men were about 10 percent more likely to require prescription pills to combat erectile dysfunction, insomnia, and anxiety.
One of the researchers who conducted the study says there's a powerful social norm for many men and it's important that they make more than their wives.
When that social norm is violated some men feel emasculated.
One important factor was how much money the woman was making when the couple met.
If the relationship started out with the woman making more, the couple usually didn't have a problem.
The problems arose when the woman's income crept past her husband's during the course of the marriage.
A new Pew study found that mothers earn more than dads in almost a quarter of households in the US; that's the highest level in history.
If who's making more is an issue in your relationship, doctors say to talk about it.
Except the reality and remember, family is a team. If one member is doing well, everyone is doing well.
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