What would you do? (there are no wrong answers)
Scenario: You are single, have one child, and just got laid off after working 9 years within the public school system. Your savings are down to $1,500 and you will be evicted within the next 30 days if you don't pay rent, which is $1,100. All of your family lives out of state, and none of your friends will let you move in. You have enough food to last one month and your 6 year old child is out of school for the summer. You have no credit cards, auto loans, or student loan debt, and you don't own a car. Also, you're not receiving any help from the other parent. What would be your next move? How resourceful are you?
When you're looking to build a life with someone, make sure you understand your financial habits and use this knowledge to choose the most compatible partners. Being in a long-term relationship with someone that isn't financially compatible is horrible but avoidable with the right preparation.