On the last thread Ton commented,
A woman’s spending habits is just another shit test. Fail them and of course too much will never be enough.
She needs security. When a man fails to say no he fails to show strength of any sorts so she needs another form of security, fiscal security in this case
Everything in the smp/mmp is a proxy for violence or the ability to have others commit violence on your behalf. Fail to have a strong frame and keep her in check she “knows” you have failed the “can he commit violence test” so she will check out the can he have others commit violence on his behalf side of things. That takes money so she pisses through cash.
First consider the commit violence on her behalf aspect. The Government has made it much easier for it to fill this role, and for her man not to fill this role. In fact, the Government is on 24/7 call. All it takes is a few words on her part. How can the typical man compete? The government wins here hands down.
As for the fiscal security part, the Government has that covered also. Either it provides funds directly itself; or in the case of divorce, assigns a quota to the ex-husband. And who has the real power? The Government. And who therefore deserves her respect?
It has become so much more difficult for the average man to handle the shit tests. And to maintain frame. And for either of the husband or the wife to be happy.