It shouldn’t happen, but a lot of men can become intimidated when their partner starts making more money than them, earns more notoriety than them, or in some way becomes more successful than them. There’s a reason you see a lot of celebrity couples break up the moment the woman wins an Oscar or a Pulitzer Prize and the man, well, doesn’t. It’s sweet sorrow. You can lose somebody you thought you loved when you become successful, but you also learn that maybe that person wasn’t meant to be in your life in the first place and in that way, your success earned you more than just money—it earned you insight into your relationship. It is important to recognize if your partner is jealous of your success because if he is, he is probably holding you back. Whether you know it or not he’s draining you of energy, and messing with your confidence.