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I Don’t Know If My Relationship Will Survive the Pandemic

The New York Times

“I can’t take it anymore,” I told my partner of seven years and the father of my two children. “Maybe we should start looking for separate places.”


Stacy D. Phillips, a family law lawyer and partner at Blank Rome in Los Angeles, explained that delaying separation or divorce proceedings is also not uncommon. “People’s incomes are uncertain, and house values and other asset values have shrunk. People are unsure of what they can afford.” And while Phillips says some couples are taking advantage of a partner’s financial hardship and divorcing while assets are down, others “want to wait to deal with splitting [when] a sense of ‘normalcy’ returns.”

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“I Don’t Know If My Relationship Will Survive the Pandemic,” by Danielle Campoamor was published in The New York Times on August 26, 2020.