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Husband learns a lesson in humility after admitting he’s insecure about wife earning more than him

A husband who shared that he was insecure about his wife earning 3 times his salary on a popular podcast got a reality check soon.

Husband learns a lesson in humility after admitting he’s insecure about wife earning more than him
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @johndelony

There are some husbands who find themselves feeling unnecessarily insecure about their wives' careers. This insecurity can stem from various factors, such as societal norms, personal growth, or fear of being overshadowed. Dr. John Delony, the host of "The Dr. John Delony Show" podcast, posted a video on TikTok where a man got a reality check when he called on the show to share his concern about his wife earning more than him. The short clip has amassed 461.6K views and 1575 comments on the social media platform.

Image Source: TikTok | @johndeloney
Image Source: TikTok | @johndeloney
Image Source: TikTok | @johndeloney
Image Source: TikTok | @johndeloney

Dr. Deloney can be seen listening to the man as he expresses his worries about his wife making three times the salary that he did. In addition to that, she also has a much more concrete plan of where she wants her career to go in the future, which makes him insecure. Dr. Deloney is quite surprised to hear this and holds his hands up in shock, asking him, "What are you insecure about?" The man reveals that he felt like a "leech." Dr. Deloney attempts to reason with the man by pointing out how she is his wife and that there is really no need to feel insecure.

Image Source: TikTok | @laureejeanmorris
Image Source: TikTok | @laureejeanmorris
Image Source: TikTok | @lynnhuggs77
Image Source: TikTok | @lynnhuggs77

The clip concludes with Dr. Delony saying, "Like, I'm just sitting here thinking I would love it if my wife made three times what I make." He captioned the post: "Never let your ego come between you and your spouse. You’re a team. Act like it." People also chimed in with useful ways to deal with the situation in the comments section. @limpbizniz said, "The way you deal with it is by contributing to the household and making sure she's comfortable." @rachelmullenmusic highlighted, "That's a really vulnerable thing to admit and want to work through. Very understandable and valid. Hope he figures it out." Another individual, @scoutmastermom, expressed, "Contributing in other ways would be extremely helpful. If it's around the house or with the kids, there are ways to contribute without it being money."

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jonathan Borba
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jonathan Borba

While insecurities can plague a loving couple's relationship, there are many ways to tackle such issues. u/One_Flower9961 shared a wonderful post about how she had gained weight and was feeling bad about it when her boyfriend gave her the support she needed. The post started with the woman saying. "I've been seeing this guy for two months and it's been great. He has all of the qualities I've been looking for in a person; he's sweet, funny, polite, great in bed, etc. We go out to eat at least once or twice a week, and in the past couple of months, I've gained a few pounds, maybe 6-10."

They happened to go out for dinner and breakfast when she remarked that she had gained weight to him. She then said, "It's a good thing I look good at different weights, whether it's 120, 140, or 170." Her boyfriend did not believe her and inquired, "170?! No way you've ever been 170." The woman proceeded to show him photos of her at that weight and he was very surprised to see them. She wrote, "His reaction shocked me because I so often feel like I have to force myself to be small, and for what? It's okay not to be teeny-tiny. His reaction made me feel safe and appreciated."

You can also follow Dr. John Deloney (@johndeloney) on his TikTok for more interesting insights on relationships.

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