Never Sharing, Never Part, Never Learnt
I was kept in the dark and not allowed to understand the meaning of money or saving, let alone being asked for an opinion. As a teenager 13-16, I helped my parents (after school / college hours) and worked alongside the workers in the then weaving factory we owned. I was told we needed to be ahead with the work. I was never given a glimpse on the commercial side - perhaps only once when my mother sent me to one of the clients who owed us money to see if I could get the payment out of him - I went by myself as ordered! My ex-husband, although wealthy, never shared / discussed with me what we could do together - it was always his decision, and I thought it was right this way, just like I was told in my youth. I spent my life moving from one country to another never really understanding my own finances but had enough to go by through work and sheer luck. I find today that my parents are in fault for the confidence, financial education and love they never gave me. I was a mere vehicle for all.