Stepmom Not Happy: Kids’ Mom Won’t Pay

Stepmom Not Happy: Kids’ Mom Won’t Pay

Dear Robin:

I am married to a man (Bill) with two kids: one is finishing his freshman year in college and the other is finishing his sophomore year in high school.  

My husband and I have separate finances and I also have a daughter in college whose father does not contribute to those costs in any significant way so money is tight.

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Anatomy Of A Disaster Is Going On Hiatus

Anatomy of a Disaster is Going on Hiatus

Dear Readers:

I am deeply appreciative of your support of the Anatomy of a Disaster Series.

Not only is this the most popular and widely-commented upon work I’ve done so far, it has convinced me that this particular style of writing is something I should do more of: the narrative true story with a personal touch and a healthy dose of laughter too.

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Divorce, Weddings, And Healthy Fingernails

Divorce, Weddings, and Healthy Fingernails

Dear Robin:

I enjoy your blog but sometimes I think you are a little naive.  Not everyone can be best friends with their ex.

My daughter is getting married in August and she recently sent me a list of photos she wants taken at her wedding.  You know, “bride and groom, bride’s family, etc.”

Several of those on the list included both her father and me.  I was very surprised and would like your advice.

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Is Retirement An Impossible Dream For An Alimony Payer?

Is Retirement an Impossible Dream for an Alimony Payer?

Dear Robin:

I found your name through a Google search on alimony and I’ve just spent the past few days reading everything you’ve ever written.  I love your blog!

Here’s my question: I married a man who pays “indefinite” alimony to his ex-wife.  He is 65 and wants to retire soon but if he still has to pay her he can’t.

We keep hoping she will get remarried but she seems to have no interest in dating.  I don’t think she ever even leaves her house, and she is still extremely bitter about the divorce.

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