A lot of people don’t like to say it, but, relationships are not always 50/50.
What do I mean by that?
There will be times in a relationship where you’ll give more than what you receive. There might be a time it’ll be 80/20. I know what some of you may be thinking.
Who in their right mind would stay in a relationship where they give more than what they receive?
I’m not referring to materialistic things, if that’s what you’re thinking.
You gave him a Porsche and he gave you a Toyota??? Leave him!
A lot can happen that shifts the percentage in a relationship. For example, your significant other could lose their job, and you might have to pay all the bills or take on an extra shift to support the family. This is where you’ll be tested. Are you going to leave your significant other because they can no longer provide for the family at the moment?
Are you going to take over most of the responsibilities until they get on their feet?
What if they never get back on their feet? I’m supposed to have 80% forever?
No one is obligated to stay with anyone if they don’t want to, but this type of situation will definitely determine whether you were actually in love or not. In some cases, this may be too much for one person to handle so it leads to breakups or a divorce.
In my opinion, if you really care about your relationship you’ll do anything you can to keep it together. Of course, that goes for the person who lost their job as well. That person can cook, clean, and take care of the children until it can be 50/50 again.
What do you think about this situation?