I wonder how many other foreclosures are the result of A.
Double Betrayal D-Day 7/26/2013
So sorry to hear that. Acknowledging that the personal and emotional impact to families is much more important than the economic impact to businesses, I bet you are right. They talk about job loss, medical bills and accidents being a major cause of home foreclosures. Next on the list could be spouses caught with their pants around their ankles. And it's damn hard to contribute to the local economy, support the schools, and contribute to charity if your wallet is down by your ankles while your home is on the auction block.
Additionally, there are huge financial costs associated with affairs that I am sure affect many couples personally. When the WS pays for a hotel, dinners, their personal costs associated with better grooming (haircuts, shaving, new clothes, new undies), gas, for "naughty toys"...that is money taken out of the family budget. I don't know about all of you here, but my H and I have about $500 when all our bills, gas, food, and daycare is paid at the end of the month. That money goes into savings towards our vacation, or fixing things around the house, or in a rainy day fund in case someone's car breaks down. We have barely started a college fund for DD. Affairs are too expensive- thank god he didn't spend any money.
"What did you expect? I am a scorpion."
Unfortunately, some people only care when money is involved and significant in amount. The cost of A is far more significant than people realize. So long as A is cheap, it will grow. When it becomes too expensive to tolerate, people decide they can no longer shoulder the cost, and it will begin to diminish.
How about a dollar from every bottle of tequila goes to the BS?
It's a win-win-lose.
Naturegirl that is so heartbreaking.
I went to a concert the other night through wh's work for free. I was talking to the band that was from America and they were saying that they don't think they will ever pay off their debt.
Haha maybe you should drag them to AUS and get them as Australian citizens? You would be oceans away from your awful ex as well. No upfront uni payments and so much cheaper.
In all seriousness I'm so sorry. Hopefully they will be able to get scholarships!