Ken and Sam just recently got married after dating for 3 years. Sam is a corporate executive and makes over $200,000 a year. Ken was working at a warehouse making $38,000 a year but due to an on the job injury, he is no longer working and receiving disability benefits of around $20,000 a year. This all transpired while the two were dating and before they got married.

Sam paid for a two week honeymoon to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Sam also bought Ken a newer Lexus to replace his old 1995 Honda Accord. After the honeymoon, Ken moves into Sam’s house. Ken is not working but is currently enrolled in a technical college as he wants to create and design video games.


Sam pays all the bills and only asks that Ken periodically contribute to groceries for their household. Ken and Sam are deeply in love but all of Sam’s friends say he is crazy for marrying Ken. They say the couple is not “equally yoked” and Ken is living and mooching off of Sam’s success.

  • Do you agree?
  • If they’re in love, do finances make a difference?
  • Do men living together in relationships need to equally contribute financially to the household and living expenses?
  • What if one individual is heavily in debt and struggling financially?
  • Or let’s say one individual came on hard times during the relationship but before marriage, should they still get married?
  • As a man, are you comfortable with another man financially supporting you?