It’s Not About The Money, Until It Is

Alecia Kennedy
Breaking All The Rules
5 min readFeb 7, 2020

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Photo by Nik MacMillan on Unsplash

In my twenties, I dated a man eight years my senior. I had never dated anyone that much older, and at that age, the differences were pronounced. He and his friends were further along in their careers and they all seemed to make loads more money than I did. They owned while I rented. They scored VIP boxes while I sat in the nosebleeds. Their cars were new, their clothes had designer names, and their purses were an investment.

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