Disclaimer I realize this question is geared toward men. I would appreciate female input as well, but my assumption is most women expect/want their husband or future husband to work. Also, just to cover my bases, I don't assume men are the only ones married to wives and women the only ones married to husbands....
With that out of the way, what is your preference for a wife/partner to work Versus stay at home? Does it make a difference to you? Would you have an issue with a potential partner preferring to stay at home or work?
For those already married/in a long term relationship, does your partner work or stay at home, how does this effect you, and are you happy with their choice?
For me personally, I am in a long term relationship and prefer a dual-income household (as we have now), but my girlfriend wants to have kids in the near-term and stay at home without steady income for 10+ years. She currently earns around 1/3 what I do. Living in a high-cost of living city and still having student debt worries me, even though I am making very good money right out of school. To afford a down payment on a good home with one income would be tricky in the next 5-7 years.
Thanks for everyone's input.
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