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28-year-old woman says her future partner must earn the same amount as she does because “The fundamentals of building a family is money”

"Is it too much to ask your partner to match your income? Or ask them to further study for a better job and income?" — 28-year-old woman

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A woman who felt that the basis of building a family is money wanted her partner to earn the same amount as she did.

Asking other netizens for their opinions in an anonymous Facebook post on SGWhispers, the woman wrote that she was a 28-year-old working adult earning about S$3,800 to S$4,000 a month. She added that she had been working since she was 21 and even completed a part-time degree in between.

“I ended my first relationship due to my partner was lack of financial managing ability. He spurs (sic) every single cent he earn. And he don’t believe in saving for rainy day. He don’t believe in education as well, and he thinks that degree is just a piece of paper. He’s earning 1.6k when we’re still in relationship. He’s very stubborn, he thinks that 1.6k is enough to start a family, so I decide to cut him off from my life for good”, the woman wrote.

She said that the second guy she went out on a few dates with was decent, but “quite reluctant to pursue further studies as well. He’s 34 this year already, but his job title is some assistant sort of, and he’s earning 2.6k per month”. The woman then added that once she told the guy his low income might affect their future relationship, he cut her off.

“The fundamental of building a family is money. And to have better income, education is the fastest way to do it. That’s how I see it.

Is it too much to ask your partner to match your income? Or ask them to further study for a better job and income?” she asked netizens.
Here’s what they said:

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