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Middletons Curator. Jana Lynch is a freelance editor and the Director of Grants and Programs for the Plutus Foundation. Also a bookworm, dog lady, and reluctant cheer mom.

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Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is the most hidden, and the most frequent. form of domestic violence. Here’s what you need to know to identify. address, and …

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How and Why I’m Cutting Off My Father

I supported my parents more than half my life because I genuinely believed my parents loved me and I wanted to help them. Turns out, Momloved me, but Dad? He skated on the strength of her love and sacrifice which was so strong he could mimic both just from the reflected glow.

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The Long-Term Financial Implications of Abusive Parents

I share these harsh details to express that I know why I started off slow financially and why I used to treat money like it’s worthless. It was used against me, it was kept from me, and aside from the candy bar instance or my mom’s gambling issues, it wasn’t discussed.

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Financial Abuse: My Partner Nearly Drained Me Dry

But what it came down to was the fact that the toll of being the sole income earner (while he failed to contribute to the relationship in any significant way) was seriously impacting my well-being – physical, mental, emotional. Stress is a killer. It finds its way out, one way or another.

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Why I Needed a Break-Up Fund

My break up fund was essentially my year-end bonus that I was 100% planning to put to any other use you could think of rather than helping me crutch my way out of an emotionally abusive and manipulative relationship.

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Why Are We So Quick to Judge?

What I’m asking you is to just consider for a moment that there may be more to the story than meets the eye. You make fun of their fancy car, but what if they inherited that car from a parent who recently died?

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Advocating for Women Has Helped My Career

The more common vocal feminist men are, the better. Women will know that they will be supported when they come forward and tell their stories. Men will know that there will be social consequences to being sexist.

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