Will your love for your partner go away if he/she suddenly cannot earn enough money?

We live in times of recession and job losses. If one of the partners (especially the man) loses his job, and suddenly the income dries up and the bills pile up, can love sustain?

11 replies
Lekha Menon
June 7, 2017


Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
Vedaprana June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Love sustains, though money is important to survive.. Men take care of women when they dont earn, we dont have to think before we leave jobs, sometimes for necessity , sometimes just fun. Then why wouldnt we stand by them when they are not earning. Difficulties are the times when we actually need to understand and feel and prove what love means in the real sense of the term. *p*

Ayushi June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

It shouldn't. You should show faith in him/her. It's just a phase where you need to stay close to each other and keep believing in each other. That's why you love each other. To be with each other at troughs as well as at the crests of your life. Money shouldn't dictate the ways in which you love each other. Hope you understand my point.*p*

JoyeetaTalukdar June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

That’s what is commitment to a relationship is most checked at. Tougher the situations and if the couple is faithful to each other then it would be much easier to deal with the situation and come to a fruitful conclusion to it.Hope I answered rightly.

JoyeetaTalukdar June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Love sustains every time but then tension increases. But, if this loss of money is taken for granted by the partner then tension can do increase..bu support can always transform situations…so understanding is important….but always to an extent…of not taken for granted.

RakshaBharadia June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Maybe the love does not go away but def the respect goes down a lot is what I have noticed.

Neha June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

I have a friend who went through this situation and I remember how the love between the couple saved them. I think when such trying situations occur, the bond of love grows thicker and helps save the marriage.

Lekha Menon June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Aren’t you talking of an ideal situation? Yes there should be understanding but that’s what is so difficult in tough times.

Lekha Menon June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Quite right Amit.

Amit June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Struggling to categorize it but a couple of takes on this nonetheless:*p**p*1. Love*p*What came first? Did love happen first, you got committed to the person, and things went haywire? Chances are 50-50 that they would stick by your side. If love came later, after you knowing everything about the person, the chances are they would stick by your side (better chances than the first case).*p**p**p*2. Marriage*p*The Marriage situation is weird and this observation is from men’s point of view. *p**p*When you are venturing into the arranged marriage arena (arena because Arranged Marriages is a form of a multiplayer game), and you lost a job, or you are an entrepreneur (no salary of course), or you are a freelancer, chances are your proposal will be scrapped the moment somebody sees that on your matrimonial biodata. I know because, well, I have experienced it myself.*p**p*If you are already married, you don’t have much of a choice. Because acting adversely on this situation (read a divorce) is a big step and most people will simply sit through the situation in the hope that things turn out for the better.

Nicole June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Very well said!

Nicole June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

If it is a pure love, with a connection that is deeper and stronger than just financial and material aspects, of course the love can sustain. In fact, a situation like this will prove to be a real test of love. Not to say it won’t be difficult, but nobody said love was easy

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