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How to Maintain Your Independence in a Marriage

When I first married at the age of twenty-two, I was happy to trade in my independence for what I thought was a guarantee of partnership and togetherness. By exchanging “me” for “we,” I...

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18 Steps to Financial Independence During and After Divorce

It is not uncommon for divorce to initiate a financial crisis. The process itself is expensive. There are real and often high costs associated with splitting a life and creating two households. Health expenses...

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Accept Help. Don’t Expect Help.

I’ve never been very good when it comes to accepting help. I used to see it as a weakness to allow others to come to my aid. My “I can do it myself” attitude shone...

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Damsel In Distress

I met my dear friend and her three year old daughter at the Children’s Museum this morning.  Her daughter, we’ll call her Kayla, is an absolute delight, even for those like me who are...

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There’s No Shame in Asking for Help

I have always been very independent.  As a very young (and short) child, I would use household objects as tool in order to reach the light switches so that I would not have to...

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