How to Tell Your Spouse You Lost $70,000

I forgot to claim stock options. They expired. Did I have to tell my husband?

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Financial battles are different from any other kind of feud, because the loss of money provokes our strongest emotion: fear.

Adapted from Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together by Belinda Luscombe. Copyright © 2019 by Belinda Luscombe. Excerpted by permission of Spiegel & Grau, A Penguin Random House Company. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Writer at TIME. Author of Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together. Asker of annoying questions, sometimes even when not working.

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