54. I’ve Got You Covered

Abigail and Jeremy got divorced about 10 years . Abigail did not want to see a lawyer, that it might turn ugly. So she talked Jeremy, who agreed that it was a good to not use lawyers. He said not to , he would take care of her. She said wasn’t looking for a free ride—she could take of herself. But, Jeremy insisted, he would help out, then or whenever she needed money. It the least he could do for her, since was not taking 50 percent of his income property.

So, Jeremy gave her $10,000 before they divorced, because Abigail said that would be all would need to finish getting her master’s degree start teaching. And that was it. For the 10 years after getting her degree, Abigail worked a teacher. She liked her job and the she worked with. Unfortunately, a tornado wiped out entire school and half the town. Many teachers laid off. Abigail spent a month visiting family friends, but then had to find a new .

She decided to change careers. To do so, needed to go back to school for two . Her tuition and living expenses would cost her ,000. She called Jeremy. She and Jeremy had remained over the years.

“Jeremy, I need a big ,” she said over the phone.

“Sure, Abi, you it,” Jeremy replied agreeably. Jeremy had a great and a good life. She told him that had been laid off, and she needed $25,000 a degree and a new career. The friendliness Jeremy’s voice. She reminded him of his promise years ago to help her out whenever she it.

“Yeah, Abi, but that was ten years . That’s history now, right? Have you tried your bank?”