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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Name Dropper

Dear Robin:

I live in New York and have been in the same group of friends since graduating from college 25 years ago. We get together once a month in the city for lunch or dinner.

Cynthia, one of my favorite women in this group, remarried about a year ago after a very unhappy marriage and bitter custody battle that lasted almost 3 years. Her new husband is a successful investment banker and she has much more money than she used to.

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Amputee Bill and the Gold-Digging Grifter

Dear Robin:

My husband’s brother Bill (62) got engaged two years ago. At first we were thrilled because he seemed so happy.

Then we learned within 2 months of being engaged his fiancé Vicky accepted over $60,000 worth of jewelry but kept making excuses why they couldn’t set a date.

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Shopaholic Wife – Help!

Dear Robin:

My wife and I have had the same fight for years and I am becoming very resentful of her because nothing ever changes. In a nutshell, my wife is a “shopaholic.” She seems to be unable to stop spending money and it is often on really stupid things.

For example, when I left for work this morning she was outside decorating the front door and yard with the 100s of Halloween items she has purchased over the years. Don’t even get me started on her obsession with Christmas crap and expensive antiques which just go into the basement or garage because our house is already full.

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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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