A 20-something recently asked me whether a woman could be happily dependent on a spouse or if financial independence is a necessity. For a segment of millennial women — products of divorce and underemployment — the answer to providing a secure future for their children is to stay at home.
My short answer was… no (you can’t be happily dependent) and yes (financial independence is a necessity). You may be blissfully ignorant for a while, but it can smack you in the face.
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