There was nothing cave-man-ish or controlling about it. He was simply helping me until I got back on my feet.
Still, in my dream state, I felt like the most worthless person in the world. Not only had I lost my cherished job and home, I couldn't even afford to buy a slice of pizza without tapping my significant other.
I guess new gender roles are tough to shake, too.
This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.
Michelle Goodman is a freelance journalist, author and former cubicle dweller. Her books — "My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube" -- offer an irreverent take on the traditional career guide. More tips on career change, flex work and the freelance life can be found on her blog, Anti9to5Guide.com.