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"You look great. One problem though: I'm the one who goes to work."
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"Oh, no. If you're going to be primary breadwinner, then I get to be primary caregiver."
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"Daddy doesn't know where the heat, the electricity or the water comes from. Daddy knows where the money comes from."
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Family applauding father
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"I made partner!"
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"I'm not complaining too much - last year the government took 40% of his income and I took about the same."
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"Once you get some breakfast in him and send him off to work, he does make a fair-to-middling breadwinner."
"I foolishly allowed her to seize the initiative in '68, and I've been playing catch-up ball ever since."
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'Marriage is sharing, Carol, so I'm happy you earn twice as much as me.'
"I just finished paying the bills...I'm imposing economic sanctions on all of you!"
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"Hey, I built the nest. You feather it."
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"Without Alice's job, we'd need a grant to keep us in the middle class."
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'Do I really have to remind you again about which one of us earns the truffles, Jean-Claude?'
"I'll say this much for her - she's always been a good provider."
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"Before I know it, this will all be yours."
She figures the best way to get her husband to support the family is a Kickstarter program."
"And will you take my name even if you wind up making more money than I do?"
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'I don't mind you earning more money than I do, or driving a more expensive car, but do you have to bench-press more than I do, too?'
Work Life Balance.
'I don't mind you being the bread winner while I'm unemployed, but aren't you overdoing things a bit?'
'What do you mean for reading only. . . ? Put them on, you've got a family to feed!!'
He'd attended Julliard and done Shakespeare in the park, and he never thought he'd sink this low, but there were bills to pay, and there weren't that many jobs out there for a bottle of seltzer water.'
"My parents are good providers, and if I say so myself, I'm not a bad providee."
"Can I multi-task? As a single mom I'm both the bread-winner and bread-baker!"
"Will you still love me when I outearn you?"