The upheaval in your life circumstances may unleash a wellspring of emotions, making it difficult to think clearly. You are faced with many hard decisions at a time when your judgment is likely to be clouded. Getting help to sort out the emotions is absolutely necessary.
Ultimately, this discussion was not so much about who should pay, but more about the feelings that can arise around money based on each person’s past experiences and beliefs. Projecting these emotions onto the situation without examining them can derail the relationship before it even gets started.
I often hear familiar themes with respect to money, and it finally dawned on me to start asking women what lessons they would want to pass along to younger women, including their own daughters, about money.
François Perrier's The Sacrifice of Iphigenia (17th century), depicting Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia. Much of the concern and criticism of Hillary Clinton stems from the ways in which she deviates from traditional and acceptable American views of what it means to be a woman. Despite her enduring commitment to women’s [...]