McKayla’s story is heart-breaking. It is also not unique. That is why we are writing this paper and embarking upon the research that will help us to better understand the challenges inherent in fiscally unequal partnerships.
This paper is the first step in a process that we are hoping, eventually, will provide us much greater insight into these relationships and why these couples struggle to thrive. To that end, this initial paper is not intended to provide answers, but instead it is intended to frame the issues facing couples in fiscally unequal relationships and identify the most important questions that, when answered, could lessen the suffering in these relationships.