Couples who earn the same are more likely to stay together

Relationships are a wonderful thing but as well as being tricky to find they are also extremely difficult to preserve. Could the key to happy relationships withstanding the prolonged pressure be the amount of money the couple collectively earn?

Patrick Ishizuka, a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University’s Population Centre has written a paper which explores the way money can affect a relationship. Ishizuka stated in his paper that couples who earn a similar amount are more likely to stay together, presumably due to equality within the relationship. Another factor declared by Ishizuka was a couple having the safety net of being able to afford a house, car and savings for their big day.

Nicola Furmston is a solicitor and head of the Family team at Barker Gotelee.

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