After she and her husband had a brutal argument, Maggie Smith logged into their joint savings account to discover that he had withdrawn half of their savings.
In that moment, she realized two things: Her marriage was over, and she would never be financially dependent on a romantic partner again.
Ms. Smith’s essay “Never Rely on a Man’s Money” is the first story in a Modern Love special series exploring the intersection of money and relationships. Stay tuned next week for more.
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