What Should You Do When Your Partner Lies About His Earnings?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on a financial betrayal — and more.

My significant other and I have committed to being life partners. After living together for a year, we bought a house. We split the purchase cost and the cost of extensive renovations 50-50. We own the house in joint tenancy. We do not share any expenses other than household expenses and split those costs based on income. I have been very open about my finances and willingly give my partner access to all my accounts as he is retired from a career as a successful financial adviser.

All I know about my partner’s financial situation is what he tells me: that he has various sources of income and that his net worth is 1.5 times mine. I have respected his privacy and decision not to share financial information with me. And I’ve trusted him to fairly split the cost of household

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