Relationships

My Financially Codependent Family

This summer I’m moving from Alabama to Texas with no job or savings, in part because of the way my family handles money.

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Forgiving Is Not Forgetting: On Letting Go Of Debts

“As mothers we would never want *our* value to be trivialized to a dollar amount.”

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When Two People Work From Home in a One-Bedroom

Taking short meaningless walks between the kitchen and the bedroom became his favorite hobby.

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The Cost of Poly Dating

How do people in poly relationships handle the cost of poly dating? I chatted with Vicki, in NYC, and Diana, in Boston, to learn more about how each of them manage their finances within the context of their relationships.

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Reconciling Love, Long Distances, and My Bank Account

We’ve been long distance for the past six months and have three months to go. My girlfriend studies German at a university, and as a part of her coursework she had to embark on her year abroad last September. The experience has been, besides predictably shitty, interesting. Over the past few years, I’ve somehow seen a lot of friends in long distance relationships—some of whom have managed it with frightening efficiency, others who have had giant burning messes. All things considered, my girlfriend and I have done pretty well.

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“What About Presents?”: How My Relationship Changed When We Merged Finances

One of our first discussions about combining our bank accounts was, “What about presents?”

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You, Me and Both of Us: Rules That Apply to Our Relationships and Our Work

If my job were a person, she would be a kind and gentle woman (my workplace is 90 percent female). She’d be quiet—someone that generally leaves me alone.

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A WWYD? Update From The Millennial Whose Parents Want Her Hard-Earned Savings

“if they still need the money, I think what I’ve decided is to give them what I can, not most of what I’ve got.”

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WWYD: My Parents Want My Hard-Earned Savings!

“Last week my dad approached me and said he and my mom want to retire to Florida and are looking at houses. They’re hoping my brother and I can each chip in $5,000 for the down payment.”

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