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'My wife earns six times more than me and it makes me feel inadequate'

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'I sometimes worry that my wife will financially outgrow me and that the disparity will drive us apart'
'I sometimes worry that my wife will financially outgrow me and that the disparity will drive us apart'

Marriage Diaries is a column by Telegraph Family in which people share snapshots of their relationships and their dilemmas. It is published every Wednesday at 5pm ​

After a four-hour drive from the top of Sardinia to the bottom, my wife could barely contain her disappointment when we turned the bend and the accommodation I booked came into view.

“It’s rustic,” I shrugged, apologetically, as we pulled up in front of the wooden cabin. It was also cheap, as was the flight to Olbia that I’d booked instead of flying to the airport that was just 20 minutes away. The drive, I told her, would be an ideal way to see the island.

Our Airbnb was functional. The loo flooded, the electrics were exposed in...

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