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Subject: Re: Reconciling Different Money Priorities Date: 8/14/2008 8:48 PM
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nycinsanity wrote, My monthly post-tax earnings are about $20,000 and hers are about $6,000.

To which you replied, So, essentiallly, she wants to spend 1/3 of her net income on luxuries?

Good gravy.

Hum. Put that way, it sounds better than my situation with my ex-wife. She required 100% of her income (take home was almost exactly 1/2 of mine) and required me to cover all of the on-going bills, including the mortgage, utilities, groceries, medical and children's expenses.

In the end it wasn't enough. I just regret wasting 10+ years of my life putting up with her and letting her destroy our finances and poison my family relationships.

Despite the financial burden of divorce and child support, I (and my children) would have been much, much better off financially and emotionally had I divorced her when I first understood the problem instead of repeatedly trying to "compromise" and "live with it".

Oh what I wouldn't give to relive those 10 years of my life...

- Joel
Who now occasionally gets to laugh at the debt collectors trying to locate his ex-wife... :-)
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