"If he was man enough to bring home the money we wouldn't be in this position."

"If he was man enough to bring home the money we wouldn't be in this position."

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As in many relationships, no matter how "woke" and with the times we think we are, almost every single couple will experience this power struggle at one point.

READ: "I think I'm gay but I don't know how to tell my conservative mother."

As a society, we have been taught for centuries that the men of the household make the money, they should be the main breadwinner in the home, and sometimes they are the only ones even allowed to earn an income.

But for years now, women have been fighting for equal rights and these days gender roles within the home can no longer be defined by the strict rules and dimensions set many years ago.

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Being a stay-at-home dad is becoming more normal and women being the only source of income for the household is no longer as frowned upon as before.

That doesn't mean that the situation can't still cause stress in some relationships.

Jade is experiencing some serious bumps in the road with her marriage.

READ: "My baby daddy's family deliberately ignore me but want a relationship with my daughter"

Feeling fed-up and out of options, she turned to Stacey and J Sbu with the hopes that one of our listeners might have previously had the same experience and can offer some constructive advice.

As you know, #TheFixer is a feature on Stacey and J Sbu's show in which the duo gives KZN listeners an opportunity to share their dilemmas that they seek advice on. Together with the help of fellow KZN listeners, Stacey and J Sbu try to help the concerned party fix their problem.

READ: "My relative has offered their apartment for free, but I don't want to bruise my partner's ego"

Jade starts by explaining her situation as follows:

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Everything sounds fine and not too serious, right? Unfortunately not.

The pandemic has affected the family massively as her husband has been without work for the majority of the last year.

Take a listen below as Jade explains why she and her husband have not been on the best of terms:

Take a listen to hear what KZN had to say:

To get your story featured on #TheFixer, simply email the producer of Stacey and J Sbu here: [email protected] 

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