I want to talk about something that strikes a nerve when the subject of dating comes up. Money. You might wince a little at the word, especially if you’ve struggled with money at any point in your life. I remember when I was 22, standing in line at the grocery store, choosing between a $1.99 bottle of soap and a loaf of bread because I didn’t have the money for both. I could barely pay my $295 rent. I couldn’t look my roommate in the eye when I accepted her offer to drive me places because I didn’t have a car, and I couldn’t even offer to pay gas money.
I hated money. I hated all the stress it caused. Of course, when I was so preoccupied with money,