Tag: relationships

My deadbeat dad arrived at my brother’s Communion high on cocaine. He punched the cab driver. Am I liable for his end-of-life care?

My parents divorced when I was very young due to my father being a physically and emotionally abusive alcoholic and drug addict.  Although my brother...

My wife makes 65% of my salary. She wants me to pay her student loans. How should I respond?

Dear Quentin, I am a 22-year-old trade union member who has worked his way up the ladder to project manager. I went to trade school....

My sons are at odds after one abused the other 20 years ago. Should I appoint a third party as executor of my $1 million estate?

Dear Quentin, I’m 75 years old and have $1 million, plus assets, in a trust for my two sons, but I need to do some...

‘My father has abandoned me twice in my life’: I found him when I was 30, but he moved his girlfriend in — and disinherited me

My father abandoned me when I was a baby and he and my mother divorced. He never paid any child support. All I ever knew...

Finding Love When You Have Schizophrenia: Tips on Dating

Dating can be tough for anyone. A serious mental health condition like schizophrenia adds even more challenges to the mix. At times, it can cause...

I loaned my son thousands of dollars last year when he was out of work. Now he is spending lavishly, while we are struggling

Dear Quentin, Last year, I loaned my adult son several thousand dollars while he was laid off during the pandemic. Now he has returned to...

I’m a 55-year-old single mom adopting a teenager. I have $550,000 in my retirement account, make $295,000 a year but would like to retire early. Can I?

I am a 55-year-old single woman with one 19-year-old child, and am a lawyer. My annual salary is $295,000. I own a home worth about...

Want Strong Business Relationships? Avoid These 3 Mistakes.

Strong relationships are a critical factor in every leader’s success, but these missteps can keep you from building them. Franchise Your Business Schedule a FREE...

Love and money: How your relationship with your spouse and your finances are connected

Weddings and marriage are top of mind for me these days. A few weeks ago, my niece was married, and in another two months, my...

How to Thrive In Your Relationships and Your Business

July 12, 2021 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The pandemic has hit the global economy hard and forced us...

I’m 59. My wife is 33. We have 2-year-old twins. I pay for my mother-in-law’s rent. The time has come for me to cut the cord

Dear Quentin, My wife and I have been together for 11 years. We have twins aged 2, and I have a 20-year-old son in college.  I have...

I’m 49, my wife is 34, we have 4 kids and $2.3 million saved. I earn $300K a year but ‘lose a lot of sleep worrying about tomorrow’ — when can I retire?

I am 49 years old (turning 50 this year) and my wife is 34. We have two young children under the age of 2, and...

What is a minimony? Ariana Grande’s micro wedding gives engaged couples the luxury of thinking small

Ariana Grande may sing about splurging on lashes and diamonds and bottles of bubbles, but her wedding ceremony sounds almost modest.  The “7 Rings” singer...

Are You Ready for a Post-COVID Dating Tsunami?

To many people, it may seem like common sense to cut back on dating partners during a pandemic. But to evolutionary psychologists, this is...

My wife makes $200K a year, but gives us $700 a month, and $3,000 to her brother and mother ‘to keep them in the good life’

Never reached out to anyone about my personal life, but I am at a draw. My wife and I married in 2008, and I knew...

‘I vow to fight for full custody of my kids’: I married my wife THRICE to bring her to the U.S. — she surprised me with divorce

Right now, I am in “surprised mode” after my wife suddenly filed for divorce without even talking to me. Even my mother-in-law, who is living...

My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes and received my third stimulus check, but I don’t qualify based on my 2020 taxes. Will the IRS ask for it back?

Dear Quentin, I’m confused. My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes (which was fine and agreed upon). However, I got married and filed my...

My wife’s father left her a home and money in a trust. This subsidizes our lifestyle. What happens to me if she dies?

Dear Quentin, I live in Pennsylvania. Four years ago, my father-in-law died, leaving a trust for my wife and her two sisters. They each received...

‘I cut his hair because he won’t pay for a haircut’: My multimillionaire husband is 90. I’ve looked after him for 41 years, but he won’t help my son

My husband and I are both on our second marriage, and we have been married for 41 years. He has three sons from his previous...

I’m 68, earn $130,000 and love eco-travel in Peru, Brazil and Africa. I want to travel while I can, but I’m scared to stop working

Dear Quentin, I’m a 68-year-old guy having just worked from home for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I earn about $130,000 a year...

‘Greed is rearing its ugly head and killing brotherly love’: My husband and his brother are at war over an inheritance from a beloved neighbor. What can we do?

Dear Quentin, When my husband and his only (younger) brother were growing up, a childless neighbor was very kind to them and treated them as...

My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money?

My wife and I have a 7-year-old son who would normally be attending the public-school system this year. However, for a variety of reasons mostly...

‘I am held hostage in my own home’: My husband’s son lives with us. He is physically abusive and menacing

I am married, but my home is in my name only. When I bought it in 2010, I was the only one eligible to apply...

‘I have been plagued by enormous guilt and regret:’ I tried to care for my late father, but I gave up. How can I ever forgive myself?

I am seeking advice on how to get over a terrible mistake I made. I did not care for my aged father. I am the...

‘I feel like she has joined some abusive cult’: My wife makes $25,000 and only gets 1.5% annual pay raises. What can I do?

My wife and I have been married for 18 years and met at work in 2000. She is college educated and has worked her entire...