The prosperity of your household depends not just on your human capital. It also depends on collaboration and consensus with your spouse/partner.
Whether your spouse is a bread winner or homemaker, his or her contribution to the family directly impacts everyone’s success, including yours.
There are at least three immediate implications to this observation:
The thrust of all this is that a relationship based on genuine affection and mutual respect is one you can rely on for the long-term. It’s an important pillar of stability throughout your life.
It's normal for one person to take the lead on financial decisions, but if that person is suddenly no longer available, for example, due to death or a debilitating injury, the remaining spouse must understand enough about the household's finances to continue making good decisions.