In today’s economy, this can be an especially critical aspect with the financial strain and effects this can have on a married couple and the prospects of them staying together. When both spouses work it relieves financial tension. In an interesting sub note that speaks directly to the ego of man, it was has been shown that marriages or relationships in which women make more money than her male counter-part often has a less likely chance of being successful and staying together. In the opposite end, women who don’t work often end up feeling trapped and unhappy in the long run, while the male counterpart may end up resenting them.