I have been married and divorced twice. I know it's probably not one of my most admirable achievements to underscore and I know I have not been the most incredibly perfect role model for my children. But who wants to be Ward Cleaver anyway?
You know what? Even though I have been through 2 divorces, I don't consider my marriages as "failed." In fact, they were great experiences. I believe both myself and my ex-wives are better people because of what we experienced and shared together and even more so because of what we have achieved separately afterwards. We remained good friends. I think we understand that what we shared in our marriage was good and although it came apart on some levels, we could still have a positive relationship without guilt or blame.
In a way, my 2 divorces have been excellent examples for my children. Don't do what I have done but if you do build on your mistakes. But most people are not as lucky as me. They may not be able to carry on civil relationships with their ex-spouses. There may have been too much damage for them. There could have been too much incompatibility. Maybe, there was too much family pressure, spiritual differences or financial hardship. There are a myriad of reasons why marriages fail and trust me, they are all complicated.
"Marriage is challenging in many different ways but if dishonesty is in the mix, it can be disastrous. Trust must be the foundation of any good relationship and erosion of trust will destroy a marriage at record speed. When we talk about infidelity, most people’s thoughts immediately turn to the cheating spouse who’s taken a lover.
But there’s another, more subtle and potentially even more devastating, infidelity that is often overlooked. Financial Infidelity can show up in a wide variety of ways and can range from minor offenses like that credit card he doesn’t know about to far more serious deceptions like filtering money to family members over many years to siphon off a personal nest egg from marital assets.
How do you know if it might be happening to you?"
There are 5 signs that you should watch for:
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