Cant wait to move tf out #forthemen #forthemenonly
A mom has gone viral on TikTok for sharing her decision to create a secret bank account and hide it from her husband, who isn’t pulling his weight with their newborn.
The viral clip might be short in length – it’s a mere six seconds long – but delves into the complicated topic of financial autonomy within relationships.
And based on the thousands of supportive comments, most people agree with her decision and can relate to her situation as well.
The TikTok video has been viewed nearly three million times and shows the mom, Marta, sitting at her desk in her nurse’s uniform.
The text over the screen reads: “My husband didn’t believe I’d put our newborn in daycare and start working. I’ve been begging for the bare minimom for MONTHS.
“He has time for his friends but not his wife. Here’s to my first day at work and secret bank account.”
She captioned the clip: ‘Can’t wait to move out.’
“It’s a huge step that many women are scared to take”
Many fans took to the comments to praise Marta’s bravery and agreed that having a secret bank account can be a great way to ensure financial security.
“Smart girl! I did the exact same thing when I left my husband,” said one person.
“Proud of you for this! It’s a huge step that many women including me are scared to take,” another woman wrote.
“As someone who just got blindsided by their spouse with no money to myself… make the secret account. Trying to leave with nothing is so stressful,” a third remarked.
Another said: “I’m a firm believer of having a secret bank account even if the relationship is okay because you never know what will happen. You go girl!”
Someone else added, “This gave me CHILLS. Love this!”
“Here’s to proving you deserve better,” a different user replied.
And then some followers had some advice for Marta like, “Stay safe. Plan multiple exit strategies,” and, “Two words: cash stash.”