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Joint Accounts

Could My Partner’s Privileged Background Doom Our Relationship?

He grew up rich and doesn’t have to work. I barely have any savings.

An illustration of a couple standing on blocks of money, looking at each other.
Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

Dear Joint Accounts,

My partner and I come from very different backgrounds. He grew up with significant privilege, and on our first date, he told me that he didn’t need…

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.