Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維
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Thinking about what makes for a good partner

I was sent last night (via a "classified" LJ post, so no linkage) to Dan Savage's advice column for this week. In it, a woman talks about her well-to-do boyfriend, who insists on splitting all expenses 50/50, to the penny. Dan's advice is, "Where a large income disparity exists, household expenses are split based on the percentage that each individual's income means to a couple's total combined income."

What do you think? Do you agree? Do you agree conditionally? Do you have a different formula, or a particular set of circumstances that you think should be considered? (Dan also says, "A boyfriend is someone who comes to your aid when you need him. If you get stuck somewhere and you call him, he jumps out of bed and comes to help you—as quickly as he can. He doesn't tell you to call everyone else you know, or leave you standing out there in the rain," which you may feel free to discuss, but I think it's so obvious there's not much to say. Disagree? Then speak up.)


LJ Haiku:
Lion or wolf I hope
We get to work but I have
To share something
Second Haiku
With a VHS copy
Of a certain book I have
No respect for you


Off to buy bagels.

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