Dear Emma, I started dating the most amazing man a few months ago. It’s going so well that I feel he’s going to ask me to marry him soon. The problem is that I’m too embarrassed to tell him that my credit is really terrible. We’re both professional, successful people, but I’m so afraid [...]
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So, you say your husband is perfect except in this one area and that you are the only one bothered by the situation.
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