As gender roles continue to blur due to more wives becoming more educated and earning more money than their husbands, relationships improve and divorce rates drop. Men are assuming more responsibilities in the household--doing chores that thirty to forty years ago were assumed to be the wife's duties. Women are no longer looking for partners that will be able to support them and their families financially. Now they are looking for men who can support them emotionally. Moreover with home and financial duties being shared between men and women, empathy for one and other grows and bonds strengthen. Meet our Will You Marry Me? couples as they prepare to combine their finances Read more about how the increase in earnings is affecting relationships. Learn 10 ways the recession can strengthen your relationship. New couples, get expert advice on how to combine your finances.