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Ask Alina — Husband Shocked by Separation

Dear Ask Alina, My wife announced this weekend that she wants a trial separation. I was shocked at her announcement, as I thought we had a good marriage. I am honestly so confused. This is so sudden. We have two beautiful children, she is a stay-at-home mom, I always encourage her to spend time [...]

2023-07-13T17:58:31-07:00January 23rd, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina – High Earners, Not Rich Yet

Dear Ask Alina, My wife and I both work and have been comfortable with our combined family income. We bought a house during COVID time, and have not stressed much about expenses while settling into our new home. Well, as I was doing a financial year in review, I was in shock at how [...]

2023-07-13T17:59:16-07:00January 9th, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina – Job Seeker

Dear Ask Alina, I am devastated and frightened. Earlier this year I was laid off from a company only a year after joining them, and have been job hunting for months with no offers in sight. I was so sure of myself when taking that job. It was great money, good title, lots of [...]

2023-07-13T18:00:20-07:00December 22nd, 2022|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina – First Christmas After Divorce

Dear Ask Alina, I need help navigating this year’s holidays. I am recently divorced with a 10-year-old daughter. For many years I had a close community of friendships created through our daughter’s school and neighbors. Holidays have always been joyous with lots of parties, neighborhood gatherings, and our festive house. Although our daughter continues [...]

2023-07-13T18:00:46-07:00December 8th, 2022|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina – Fiancé Upset Over Late Dinner

Dear Ask Alina, My fiancé has been upset with me about the lack of time we spend together. However, I have shared with him from the very beginning about my goal to build my career into leadership. The last fight was over me coming home 30 minutes later than I said I would. He [...]

2023-07-13T18:01:32-07:00November 24th, 2022|Ask Alina|
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