Dear Moneyist,

I have been married for 42 years. He is a nice man, with a good personality and great social skills.

I do housework and take care of other appointments as needed. I cook, do small home repairs and painting, etc., and take care of all our financial planning. I worked in a medical career. He was in IT at a prestigious university.

I am getting older. He has this idea that I have all of this money. I do not. I manage it. Everything is in both our names. I manage all our finances. His income is five times my income.

He has always been very passive-aggressive. If I ask him for help with tasks, he acts very put-upon and I end up angry. He forgets things that I ask him to do on purpose, and is always late delivering.

The Moneyist:โ€˜I feel very bitterโ€™: My late father gave my sister power of attorney. She kept $100K of his savings. Should I pursue legal action?

He does not do any important little things for me. For instance, he pretends to forget to pick up flowers. We have not been to a movie together for the longest time. He is not interested. He has said he will NOT go out to dinner with me or travel.

He paid for a trip to Paris in 2018, then he wanted the money back. He takes no responsibility for managing our finances or our lives, but he loves to go to the gym and hike by himself. He does not chase women, gamble or drink heavily.

For the past 20 years, I have gone on little jaunts on my own to see old friends and family. I went to Boston last January for a weekend for my birthday. It was fun.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

From Seventeen

If you watched When you watched Emily in Paris over the weekend, you probably had many thoughts running through your mind as you finished the new Netflix series in one sitting (because there is no other way to do it). Will Emily end up with Mathieu or Gabriel? When do we get a season two? And obviously, where is her incredible phone case from? I’m right there with you, but really, it was the outfits for me.

From tweed jackets to extremely pink ensembles and so many accessories, Emily became more of a style icon with every single episode. I honestly haven’t felt this way about a character’s wardrobe since Gossip Girl, so I immediately set out to recreate the looks. I quickly realized almost all of the outfits cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and so my dreams of wearing quilted purses and silk dresses lasted as long as Doug’s chance with Emily.

Considering Emily in Paris was created by Sex and the City mastermind Darren Star, I should have known these outfits had Carrie Bradshaw price tags that would not fit my ASOS bank account. Alas, with a little effort I was able to find some lookalikes to help us all live our most stylish lives while, unfortunately, not in Paris.

Emily’s Checkered Outfit

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Photo credit: Netflix

Because there’s a solid chance you don’t have a spare $300 laying around to spend on Emily’s Veronica Beard checkered blazer, this navy and white number from ASOS is the next best option. If there’s one style lesson I learned from this show, it’s to never shy away from printed sets.

Emily’s Yellow Silk Ensemble

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Photo credit: Netflix

I’d like to give a round of applause to this perfect patterned silk look. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Okay,