This lady wrote to Prudence because she and her husband have totally separate finances. Separate and unequal! He makes way more than she does, doesn’t share, and she is “pretty much broke all of the time.” Prudie suggests counseling and/or splitting. I suggest skipping the counseling.
If you have a half hour to spare over lunch and want to read a terribly messy story about a couple’s five-year divorce battle in court, this is the story for you. It’s quite sad, especially for the children involved.
1. You can dress nice for that big dance by buying swanky clothes and then just returning them when the dance is over. Ditto patio furniture and a cookout.
Do you see yourself as others see you? One way to check-in on and remedy the perception gap is “holding your own focus group”—the ultimate mix of narcissim and Terrible Ideas.
Searching for more clarity in her professional life [Mary] held a focus group with a mix of her friends and colleagues. Mary sat back and listened for several hours as the participants shared their thoughts about her strengths, abilities, and areas they’d like to see her explore [the session was moderated by a friend, and Mary wasn't allowed to respond — only to ask clarifying questions]…
Haha what a horrible idea. I really want to do it.