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What Is A Woman's Financial Responsibility In A Marriage?.

Most men nowadays seem 2 b shirking their financial responsibilities.It aint unheard of 2 hear wives paying the houserent,buying the groceries and even paying the children's school fees etc.So,in a marriage,what exactly is/are the wife's financial responsibility/responsibilities?.

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The woman is there for a support.

I think the man and the wife needs to agree on what bill who will take care of.

the man cld take care of the main bills and the woman take care of the small stuff.

However, if they can maintain a joint account, then, they wont have to worry about all that, the woman can just manage the account, if she is prudent.

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Hahahahaha.

Pathetic!!!

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It's sharing the responsibility, my dear.

Doesn't matter who is paying for the rent and who is paying for food. Isn't it a good thing the family will still survive even if one of them lost the job?

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I think in a marriage the couple should share everything!!! including the finance !!they should add up thier money at the end of the month and then decide together how to spend it!!! It breeds trust and respect in the relationship which i think are very important in thier marriage!! Dont You think??

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depends on the financial agreement the couple have. no two marriages are alike and there is no one-size fits all marriage. every one is different

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shut up jare.

stingy men.

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I wonder why you people get married if all you care about is separation.

Split this

Split that

Split this

Split that

fifty here

fifty there

some weak women here

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From my experience and that of others, there are no hard or fast rules to most marriages. What works for me might not work for u.

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personally,i dont think there is any big deal in a woman helping a man in his financial responsiblity,but on a condition dt the man doesnt av a job and have really tried 2 get one.also d man must av be responsible if he has money on him.afterall, a man and a woman must contribute evrytin to make d family operate smoothly.

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A woman's financial responsibility in marriage is that of support. Providing support to the man and ensure that he does not find himself in a financial mess especially if a woman is in a position to do so. In Nigeria today, all hands must be on deck to maintain quality standard of living in a family. It is therefore important that women are as equally responsible financially in marriage as men.

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My sentiments exactly, this is the question I have been asking concerning Nigerian marriages where 'stay at home dad' is a taboo, even when he physically stays at home  he is not expected to lift his finger to do anything in the house as as not to loose his 'head of the home' medal. What does he then have to offer, I wonder?

Maybe I am limiting my opinion to just my observations over the years, so I want to ask women in Nigeria who are splitting financial responsibilities with their husbands to let us know how they have been able to successfully split the other marital responsibilities also.

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A woman is a help mate! A womans financial responsiblity is to compliment his efforts, close up his laspses. Where circumstances makes a woman the breadwinner, she has to endure and pray for a change, God didnt make it that way.

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i think as a wife, its my responsibility to take care of all that concerns the kids and our daily needs,while he should oversee the family at large.

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I wouldnt mind as long as he's not unemployed.

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grocery, and umm. . .buying clothes for the kids.

And handling petty bills.

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if as a woman - you REALLY believe that you are your husbands equal - then you should SHARE the responsibilities . if however, you beleieve that women are below/inferior to men, then you are free to spend your money on clothes while leaving the real spending to your husband

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To me if an husband cannot support the family and the wife is in that possible to support then I don't see a problem with that.

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this is really food for thought! A mans title as head of the household has been centred on his financial contribution to his family, take that away and they offer nothin to maintainin a home, unless he's a stay at home dad.

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I think a 'wife's' financial responsibility will be buying her own clothes and sometimes for the kids.

She can buy something to cook for the family if she thinks the family will like it.

And maybe other bits and pieces.

If she's stupendously rich then help me get rich if you can and dont give me handouts.

(maybe thats just me - totally old fashioned)

Well Hackney, i don't tink that's old fashioned. i totally share ur views. A woman should be the helping mate- lend a helping hand & not shoulder the major responsibilities in a marriage! but it's a different thing if the husband cannot handle his responsibiliteies- then he'll definitely need a whole lot of help!

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Financial responsibility should be shared between husband and wife as long as they both work. I and my wife both have a joint account to hold our incomes from where we sort out bills, food, rent etc and save for the rainy day.

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I think a 'wife's' financial responsibility will be buying her own clothes and sometimes for the kids.

She can buy something to cook for the family if she thinks the family will like it.

And maybe other bits and pieces.

If she's stupendously rich then help me get rich if you can and dont give me handouts or foot the bills for me.

(maybe thats just me - totally old fashioned)

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What a man can do a Woman can do abi?

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the husband and wife (yes singular!) should combine thier salaries and pay the bills out of the combined income and put the remainer into savings.  everyone in the home is responsible for its upkeep.

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for me, there isnt any special thing the woman should be doing with her money other than using it to help with the family upkeep just as the husband is doing and save for the rainy day.

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I think they both should BRING TO THE TABLE. Its a partnership.

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