My Husband Paid Off My Debt. Why Does That Still Make Me So Uncomfortable?

Every fall without fail, I get an itch to buy new winter boots. Do I need them? Absolutely not, according to the multiple pairs already in my closet.


But there’s something thrilling about new pieces that refresh the rest of your wardrobe and add a little skip to your stroll down the sidewalk. In the past, the amount I spent was between me and my bank account. But now that I’m married, there are more considerations in the mix.


Though my husband has never judged nor criticized my shopping habits, I feel more self-conscious about money decisions than I did when I was single. After a decade of financial autonomy, squaring “yours and mine” with “ours” has been tough. Click to continue reading…


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