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"I don't understand why someone becomes your financial responsibility just because you married them"

Therea href=”http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120700651883978623-wVJmjFPLBLW_KzzQgks74c0dSks_20080501.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top” is an interesting article /ain the emWSJ/em that I somehow missed (thanks to the reader who emailed it) –emMen Receiving Alimony Want A Little Respect/em with an added caption: “Modern Males Say Living Off the Ex-Wife Is No Cause for Shame.” Some of the women are up in arms about paying their ex large sums of money:br /br /blockquoteTo Ms. Friedman, that financial history fails to support the argument that she should send thousands a month to her ex-husband, with whom she had no children. “I don’t understand why someone becomes your financial responsibility just because you married them,” says Ms. Friedman, who earns about $500,000 a year as the supervising producer of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.”/blockquotebr /br /I agree with Ms. Friedman, why should someone become your financial responsibility, especially after the two of you are divorced and have no children? Yet, men have been held to this standard for some time now, and women are now earning larger paychecks. If men are still responsible for alimony, then women should be also. If women want to be free of alimony, they should fight to end the whole thing, for both men and women, especially for those with no children.