Some women stay in unhappy relationships because they’re fearful of not making ends meet, but the grass is often greener than they think on the other side.

One of the downsides of separation is that your finances can take a big hit, and the fear of financial destitution is unfortunately one of the reasons some women choose to stay in unhappy relationships. The thought of losing half or more of your household income, having to split your assets and sell the family home can be too much for some to bear, and it’s a major psychological hurdle to overcome.

The promise of feeling “freer and happier” is of little consequence when you’re worried about how you’re going to feed your children. When you don’t even know how

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