I have difficulty in understanding married couples who keep separate accounts.. IMHO, all earnings should be pooled together and all expenses, both common and individual, funded from the common pot..
I must remind you that the female mind is different from yours. For example; women 'feel' that any money a man makes is half theirs (or more) and any money the woman makes is all hers. That is their definition of "equality".
I have to make my wife pay for the windows. I've just paid a tidy sum for new doors and I'm getting fed up of always dipping into my pockets. If she wants new windows, she can save up for them.
See above comment.
If marriage is to be a shared thing then, well, costs have to be shared ;)
No, no, no. that's real "equalilty" which is a concept alien to the modern woman who has been taught to keep all the traditional privileges and not giving them up while conversely demanding more and more from men in areas they 'feel' slighted. IF real equality was demanded of women they'd go back to living the culture of the 1950's in a New York second.
It seems to be my money when a joint purchase is to be made but her money is hers and not used as often as mine.
Of course; you must live by the "take it like a man" rule when it suits the 'modern' women. Yet, so many feminist fellow travelers, at least in the western world, constantly proclaim their "empowerment"
in areas that they find advantageous. In short, they want it both ways. That's why the long term prognosis for women is dismal. That cultural bubble must burst of its own double standard petards.