I had a conversation with a friend earlier that got me thinking:
What if you want to break up with someone on whom you're very financially dependent??
My friend just bought a house recently (in her name only) but with plans to have her long-term bf live with her. Recently my friend confided in me that she does not want to continue in the relationship but she has been financially dependent on him to help take care of the household and their two children. She told me that she could barely pay only half of the bills on her own, let alone save any money.
I feel really bad for her but I don't know what to tell her, because child support would not realistically cover the other half that she would need to make ends meet, and she doesn't have any family or support here.
Have any of you been in a similar situation as her, and if so, what did you do??