2019 is rapidly approaching and as the majority of the world shops for “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” many are receiving the gift of “forever” and accepting surprise wedding proposals. Even if you are entering into and/or maintaining a monogamous relationship, you could be exposing your partner to STDs at an alarming rate.
Sexually Transmitted Debt is on the rise and can be transmitted when one partner becomes financially responsible for their partner’s debt and takes on that debt in his/her name. Many of those who have contracted STDs, find themselves on the hook financially even after the relationship ends and new relationships are formed.
It’s no surprise that credit cards top the list of the most common STDs, but any loan cosigned or actually acquired in your name for someone you love, can leave you exposed and vulnerable. According to a report from Finder.com, 74 million Americans have taken on the financial responsibility of a current or ex-partner with an average amount of acquired debt nearing $12,000. Love can be blind, but your money doesn’t have to be. There are ways to protect yourself and ensure you aren’t exposing yourself to unwanted financial detriment.
Don’t become another statistic, sexually transmitted debt does not have to be a death sentence. There is a way out. Start with being honest with yourself and make the necessary steps towards healing. If you or someone you love is suffering from sexually transmitted debt, let’s work together to remove the stigma. We understand and we’re here to help.