Is Retirement An Impossible Dream For An Alimony Payer?  Part 2.

Is Retirement an Impossible Dream for an Alimony Payer? Part 2.

Dear Readers:

Today I finally write the advice portion of my response to the woman wondering if her beloved husband will ever have relief from his alimony sentence so he can finally retire.

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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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Is Divorce Worth the Cost?

Dear Robin:

I found your blog after hearing you on the air in Palm Springs. I notice you have a passion for alimony reform and assume you pay alimony. 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 will spare you the details but I haven’t been happy for a long time. I don’t think she is happy either but I also don’t think she cares.

She spends most of her time with her friends shopping and playing tennis and going on walks.  She barely even speaks to me and won’t go to counseling but then again, I don’t think it’s worth the time.

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