If he had to go back to university to get a degree to get his dream job, then he is probably a high school teacher, or some similar professional career.
The average high school teacher salary is $56,310 per year.
I would agree with this if their combined income was under $50K per year.
In my area, $56k a year will afford a family of 3-4 healthcare, a roof over their heads, utilities, food, and a modest vehicle or two. No savings, no retirement, no kids college funds, no vacations, resale shop clothes. Move a few states south and $56k a year allows a better standard of living. Move a few states east or west and $56k a year is barely enough to survive.
Depending on where they live and their monthly expenses, should she be unable to work, they could be in serious trouble on that income alone.
But I doubt that she loved him at all.
She loved his salary, his position at work. The fact that he was king of the business castle and lord and master of all he surveyed.
Now that he is "only" -in my hypothetical example- a teacher and maybe helping a child with a learning disability to read better, she doesn't love him.
It's possible that she is a very, very shallow person.
Other than realistic financial worries should something go wrong, the truth is something about men who are in senior level positions or other positions of power and authority carry themselves. It's confidence and self-assuredness and charisma, but more. Something in the way they walk, move, dress, speak, etc. etc. It's the vibe they give off.
If his experiences going back to college and taking his new position changed him from the man described above into something else, he literally became "not her type" with the financial insecurity and social stigma as secondary reasons for her lack of attraction to him.
I think some of the men are feeling threatened by this gal. Maybe they wonder if their wives, in the same situation, might feel the same?
Not sure why some women are so hard on her.
I think the flack comes from people concentrating more on the money and less on the differences in way of being that I described above to MattMatt.
, that is the type of response I expected from that MEME
You're only saying that because you have no idea how seriously I take shoes.