My Girlfriend and I Don’t Share Clothes — or Health and Beauty Products

The other morning, while showering, I glanced around the tub and couldn’t find face wash.

The Cost of Canceling Our Wedding

Not the marriage. Just the wedding.

On Love and Cohabitation

Today’s must-read essay comes from Carolita Johnson at Longreads, in which she “tallies the costs and benefits of love and cohabitation as a woman artist living in a patriarchy.”

We Have to Discuss This Clarinet Story

As soon as I saw it, I thought “we have to talk about this on The Billfold.”

Half My Food Budget Goes to Dining Out

My husband Ben and I eat out at least three times a week.

The Cost of a New Life: Part One

Rebuilding my life — and building furniture — after a divorce.

How Five Bánh Mì Sandwiches Helped Me Pass the Bar

The takeout order marked the end of my marriage and the start of my new career.

Planning for Retirement When There’s an Age Gap in Your Relationship

My husband is 17 years older than I am. When should we plan to retire?

A Love Story in Two Cross-Country Moves

I was planning on moving to Seattle. Then I met The Guy.

A Two-Bedroom Apartment of One’s Own

I just moved to the first apartment where I am the master tenant.