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Joint Accounts

My Debt Is Sabotaging My Relationship

My partner doesn’t understand why I don’t want to move in together until I’ve paid off my loans

An illustration of a sweaty woman with her hands out, balancing a fiery dollar sign on one and her partner on the other.
Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

Dear Joint Accounts,

Due to some terrible financial decisions I made earlier in life, I’m now very, very in debt. I’m living with my mother as I pay it off, but I…

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

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