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Dear Wilhemina

Prospect’s agony aunt responds to readers’ problems

By Wilhemina   February 2010

I don’t want to buy a home

Dear Wilhemina My partner and I have been living in rented accommodation for almost ten years. We’ve spent time and money turning it into a place we are proud of. The rent is high, but we can afford it, and the location’s ideal. But now my partner says that we should stop renting and buy. I hate the very idea of owning property—politically, socially, and psychologically. But whenever I say this my partner tells me that I don’t want to grow up. What is so grown up about staying in one place and…

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