Me - 43
I agree with Stronger.
XWH used to handle all the finances even though I worked full time as well. We were always broke.
When we split up, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to make ends meet, didn't know the timing on which bills were due when, etc.
I sat down, put everything into a spreadhseet and budgeted out the next couple of months.
Imagine my surpise when I not only got bills paid on time (or early) but also had money left over!
It does get easier with practice.
DD(21), DS(19, PDD-NOS)
STBX WH#2 (SorryInSac) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Together 7, married 4yrs
He's drunk by 5pm DAILY.
Filed for D 5/18/15
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).
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