Free From the Chains of Alimony – So Why Isn't He Happy?

Dear Robin:

I make my last alimony payment on Thursday. I find myself strangely numb and apprehensive rather than arranging for a hooker waiting for me when I come home next to an urn of cocaine and chilled Dom Perignon.

This is the first time in 10 years I will have my full paycheck rather than just enough to scrape by. So why am I not dancing for joy at the end of this onerous obligation?

Free at Last

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Will a Divorce Break Me Financially? PLUS: BONUS! Update from Frank!

Dear Robin:

I retired almost a year ago and my wife and I split our time between the Northwest and the desert. I am miserable in my marriage.  I don’t think she is happy either but I also don’t think she cares.

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Unhappy Bride (or someone is trolling me)

Dear Robin:

I am 27 years old independent woman. I am from Russia, but I have been living alone in US for the last 5 years. I got married in city hall 3 weeks ago to the person whom I love 5 months after meeting.

My husband (42) is a business owner and right now his financial situation is not the best.  He can not support me at all, it makes me even more sad knowing that he used to buy expensive gifts and clothes for all his exes, but nothing for me. It makes me feel less important or less beautiful than others.  

He gets mad when I tell him about that. We fight a lot because of his financial situation.

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Weekend Warrior: My Husband Wants a Motorcycle

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Dear Robin:

My 60 year-old husband wants to buy a motorcycle and I am dead set against it. He started making noises about this a couple years ago and I ignored him but recently he said he would be buying one in the spring. We argued – it was bad – and we haven’t spoken for two days. Motorcycles are dangerous and I told him he is an idiot for wanting one and I’m not interested in nursing an invalid when he crashes. Any advice?

Worried Wife

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