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Anonymously Yours: Can Friendship Survive The Wealth Gap?

By on June 11, 2015
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She holidays in Marbella, the Maldives and Monaco; She always has the ‘it’ bag of the season, has homes in London, New York and Paris and always has loads of cash to spend. Her husband is at the top of his game and her children are in private £30,000 per annum schools  in England. Her idea of slumming it is travelling Business Class instead of First

You, on the other hand are lucky if you get to go on a family vacation every 2 years or so … …to London because it’s near your homebase, so the tickets cheap, and you have relatives you can stay with.
You work a regular 9-5, earn a decent salary, your husband too, but it’s just enough to cover the basics, ‘it’ bags, exotic holidays, multiple homes, First Class tickets are NOT an option.

Anonymously Yours’. Today we’re asking… Can friendship survive the wealth gap?

Guys, would you encourage a friendship between your wife and a friend in these circumstances?

Gals, do you think it’s possible to be close friends with someone especially if you’re the one who’s less affluent?

Have at it, no holds barred

 

7 Comments

  1. Hebergement web

    June 30, 2016 at 3:16 AM

    ‘When people have a big win on the Lottery, they find it hard to retain old friendships because their wealth means they suddenly have far more choices in life.’

  2. Tisha

    July 11, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Mine survived it.
    In fact it has survived 13 years
    She’s richer than me, hubby & all.
    We were childhood friends so its easy.
    It’s when I’m married I’ll know because then I’ll have to consider what the hubby thinks.

    • Phoenix

      August 7, 2015 at 8:24 PM

      Okay Tisha. When you do get married please write in and let us know if it remains the same

  3. Phoenix

    June 16, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Thanks for the comments everyone

  4. Anonymous

    June 12, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Very interesting write up

  5. inspire

    June 11, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    it can stand just depends on d character of both parties especially d richer

    • Anonymous

      June 26, 2015 at 5:39 PM

      Friendship should never be based on money. I personally believe that if the not so rich friend has enough self confidence and is not covetous, they can share a great friendship. However, it takes two to tango. The richer friend should also be sensitive enough not to rub her friend on the wrong side by unnecessary show of affluence. Fingers are not equal and no condition is permanent.

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