Since the Lad quit his job, most people we've told have turned to me and asked what it's like to be the breadwinner.
I always reply with 'well, I've been pretty good at it for the last three years anyway' and they look at me open mouthed.
Yeah, me. I earn and have earnt more than him. So what?
The Lad and I live a comfortable life. We have food in, heating on, clean clothes and keep our property well maintained.
Money is the main cause of arguments in our household. I am part hoarder, part saver whilst he is a fully fledged spender. So although at one point I think our earnings actually evened out to be the same, I have always had more of a financial cushion behind me.
It's just how the cookie crumbled for us.
Now I'm the sole provider I don't feel any different. It doesn't matter where the money comes from, or who earns it. And it definately doesn't matter if anyone thinks that our situation os a bad one.