'I have to choose between money and dignity'

I contribute a lot to the household income. My boss splurges me with gifts as he is aware of my family’s condition. I dream of a better life and my boss is aware of it. Of late, however he is suggesting that I get physical with him. He is married. Should I give in to his demands as I know he will splurge me with lots of stuff which I can’t afford?
— Brinda

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Brinda,
As your boss knows your family’s weak economic condition, he thinks you are an easy prey. Do not lead him on. He is taking advantage of you and is looking for fun outside marriage. Remember he will be indulging in an extramarital affair for which you will also pay a heavy price when his wife gets a wind of it. You need to stick to your guns and not lead him on with your sob story. Everyone dreams of a better life, but not at a price. Learn to be happy with what you have. There are many people out there who are worse off than you. Do not mess up your personal and professional life. If things go out of hand, you can file a case of sexual harassment against him.

Diana will solve it!
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