NIGERIA: Divorce after another drunkard husband attacks his wife…at least he didn’t poop in the cooking pots

LAGOS: Last year I heard about this story in Nigeria where a wife went to the courts seeking a divorce because her husband was a habitual drunkard and when he got drunk he beat her and defecated in the pots she used for cooking the family meals. I kid you not. Check out this blog … Continue reading “NIGERIA: Divorce after another drunkard husband attacks his wife…at least he didn’t poop in the cooking pots”

Is Michaele Salahi a Russian spy who’s secretly divorced from her husband apparent?

The Associated Press announced today that Michaele Salahi is auctioning off her infamous red sari to benefit the people devastated by the earthquake in Haiti and those suffering from multiple sclerosis. Michaele, who gained international notoriety after she and her husband crashed the White House Correspondent’s dinner last year, appeared on the View today to promote … Continue reading “Is Michaele Salahi a Russian spy who’s secretly divorced from her husband apparent?”

TEXAS: Common-law wife, Michelle Thomas stabs husband (with scissors) when he fails to satisfy her in bed

I’m sorry. I apologize. I’m cracking up. Hold on a second…………………………………………………………………….. Ok. I’ve pulled myself together. So this story just broke in Texas. A woman is under arrest because she stabbed her common law husband with a scissors in the wake of unsatisfying sexual intercourse……………………………………………………………… hahahahahahahaha 🙂 She told police that her husband came home … Continue reading “TEXAS: Common-law wife, Michelle Thomas stabs husband (with scissors) when he fails to satisfy her in bed”

MIAMI: Narcy Novack gains control of her slain husband Ben’s $10M fortune (and that of his mother’s)

I was just reading a story on Slate about how “veteran journalist Gerald Posner” at the Daily Beast had plagiarized a story in the Miami Herald about Nancy and Ben Novack…. Anyways. The story about the Novacks is interesting, obviously, because it has a divorce nugget in it. Seems the husband, Ben, was found bludgeoned … Continue reading “MIAMI: Narcy Novack gains control of her slain husband Ben’s $10M fortune (and that of his mother’s)”

NEW YORK: YOUTUBE sensation Tricia Walsh Smith dissed by NY Appellate Division

She tried to humiliate her husband on YOUTUBE and the New York Appellate Division was not amused. They have dubbed Tricia Walsh Smith as having treated her husband “cruelly and inhumanely,” and they agree with New York Supreme on that issue. As a result, they have shot down Tricia’s request to undo her divorce from Broadway producer Philip Smith and … Continue reading “NEW YORK: YOUTUBE sensation Tricia Walsh Smith dissed by NY Appellate Division”

When a woman loses a husband through divorce

No matter how rich or accomplished a woman is, when her marriage implodes it is she who is considered to have lost a man, a husband. Her husband suffers no stigma for losing a wife. That is what my friend whom I will call Kathy tells me. And in a way, I see what she … Continue reading “When a woman loses a husband through divorce”

When your husband is your “identity” how do you cope post-divorce?

Queen Rania. Michelle Obama. Carla Bruni Sarkozy. One of the things that gives me great pleasure is sitting in a cozy bookstore with a cup of tea and a slice of chocolate cake, flipping through glossy magazines. That’s exactly what I did this afternoon in a New York City Borders bookstore and one of the magazines … Continue reading “When your husband is your “identity” how do you cope post-divorce?”

When your husband wants you to be a part of his “harem” is divorce the only option?

Veronica Lario probably thinks her husband wants her to be a part of his “harem.” And she balks at that and you can’t even blame her. I mean, look at the woman. What more does that brother need? She’s like, “I am giving you all a this and you still want more? Get out! Get out!!!! … Continue reading “When your husband wants you to be a part of his “harem” is divorce the only option?”

When your best friend steals your husband

Best friends of all demographic groups can sometimes do sneaky things, like steal your dear husband right from under your nose.  It is one incentive for women to only keep guys as friends. Of course, you have to make sure he doesn’t steal your husband; and if he’s not “like that,” your husband will worry your … Continue reading “When your best friend steals your husband”

If your husband gives you jewelry during the marriage, can he take them back if you get divorced? A closer look at the Marie Douglas David Divorce

In New York, the engagement ring is a conditional gift which becomes the separate property of the wife upon marriage. The cases that say that are Lipton v. Lipton and Addeo v. Addeo.

In New York, the engagement ring is a conditional gift which becomes the separate property of the wife upon marriage. The cases that say that are Lipton v. Lipton and Addeo v. Addeo.

The Swedish Countess’ divorce is all about money, sex, power, control

In her latest Page Six expose, Swedish Countess Marie Douglas reveals that her husband used his money to control her and trap her in a wealthy, lonely “gilded” cage. She complains that he spent upwards of $200,000 per week on her to purchase designer handbags and fur coats. But he withheld ever really giving her anything … Continue reading “The Swedish Countess’ divorce is all about money, sex, power, control”

How to save your marriage: volunteer together in the 3rd World!

Maybe the best boot camp for your failing marriage may be to go off to a country where people really have problems and try to be a part of the solution. Parts of India, Africa, Middle East and Asia are good places to start. Off the top of my head, Malawi, Darfur and Rhwanda, Iraq and the slums of … Continue reading “How to save your marriage: volunteer together in the 3rd World!”

Why men can’t handle the cheating house-wives and their extra-marital affairs

So many housewives in so many suburban neighborhoods across the U.S. and the rest of the world, are at this time, or some time past, or some time to come, adulterers. Many will never be caught by their trusting spouses. But those who are, almost universally, get dumped by their angry spouses. The same is … Continue reading “Why men can’t handle the cheating house-wives and their extra-marital affairs”

Did your spouse use GPS to set you up for divorce?

Michael Strahan spies on Nicole Murphy with GPS. Is your spouse spying on you? This story is at once disturbing and funny to think that a person’s spouse or significant other could do something like this. I say funny because I was just reading the story of ex-Giant Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy (Eddie Murphy’s … Continue reading “Did your spouse use GPS to set you up for divorce?”

SAN FRANCISCO: Should Wife Swap’s Renee Stevens divorce real life husband Stephen Fowler?

SAN FRANCISCO: Stephen Fowler is getting a lot of bad play on YOUTUBE and Facebook following his performance on a TV show, “Wife Swap” in which in called a Missouri woman, Gayla Long,  “stupid” and “simple.” This according to CBS5.com. It kind of makes you wonder whether he verbally abuses his own wife Renee Stephens … Continue reading “SAN FRANCISCO: Should Wife Swap’s Renee Stevens divorce real life husband Stephen Fowler?”

Which is more valuable? A husband? Or a college degree?

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, author of The Divorce Culture argues that “widespread divorce depletes social capital and that strong and durable family and social bonds generate certain goods and [“services”] including money, mutual assistance, information, care-giving, protection and sponsorship.”  She goes on to state that “marriage may be a more important economic resource than a college degree.” … Continue reading “Which is more valuable? A husband? Or a college degree?”