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If You Won The Lottery Would YOU Leave Your Spouse

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Posted: May 25, 2010, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: May 26, 2010, 12:01 am - IP Logged

    I understand if your spouse was not good to you to leave him or her but why would someone simply leave their spouse after winning the lotto? that is just one messed up person.

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      Posted: May 26, 2010, 8:04 am - IP Logged

      I understand if your spouse was not good to you to leave him or her but why would someone simply leave their spouse after winning the lotto? that is just one messed up person.

      What if you married her for her money and she complains too much?

      What multi-millionaire wants to listen to a woman complain all the time?

      And sometimes you just get that feelin' that your hat's been hangin' on the same nail too long.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: May 26, 2010, 9:13 am - IP Logged

        I understand if your spouse was not good to you to leave him or her but why would someone simply leave their spouse after winning the lotto? that is just one messed up person.

        They Call It: Familiarity Breeds Contempt!

        In a nutshell: The "Familiarity Breeds Contempt" concept is the idea that, the more we get to know another person on a personal level, the more likely we are to find fault with them.  The term "familiarity breeds contempt" dates back at least 100 years, and this belief is widely noted as an absolute truth.

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          Posted: May 26, 2010, 9:55 am - IP Logged

          My answer is no.

          Considering some of the reasons either way in this thread, for those who say yes, well, if that was the case you'd never know another moment's peace, not only from the suddenly ex getting a lawyer but factor in the stalkers once word got out.

          Also, wasn't there a case talked about here on LP where someone got divorced six months or so prior to hitting a jackpot and the ex hired a lawyer and got at least half, if not more of it?

          There was a case in Florida several years ago similiar to what you asked.  A man got a divorce and for 10 years never heard a word from her; did not know where she was; did not know if she were dead or alive.  He won the Florida lotto.  She came out of the woodwork with lawyer in hand.  A judge gave her half of what he had won.

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            Posted: May 26, 2010, 11:25 am - IP Logged

            The spouse already left nearly 2 years ago...The question now is would I take them back, if I won.....HELL NO...even if the meddling mother in law were 6 feet under.

             

            I would get me the shrewdest attorney to make sure the estranged spouse couldn't get a dime. It would go to my kids in a trust though.

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              Posted: May 26, 2010, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

              Have we really become a society where a marriage license is equivalent to purchasing a lottery ticket and there are only a handful of winners that reach that pinnacle of everlasting wealth of love?

              It severely cringes my soul that these selfish individuals have the audacity to feel threatened when their lackluster affairs and violations of trust are discovered and then, resort to restraining orders of protection, avoid marriage counseling like the plague, and destroy families for generations to come.

              Simply put, there is no excuse nor explanation, whatsoever, for this ultimate act of human treason. It violates the most viable institution of trust that can be bestowed on another human being and is, without question, a moral crime of unspeakable dishonor.

              What is also tragic however, is that these demeaning lifestyle of events are infecting future generations, allowing our young society (children) to deem these improprieties as a normal part of life and consequently, influence them to act in this manner when dealing in their own marital relationships.

              If you  believe very strongly in the foundation of marriage and all that it represents, while knowing in your heart, that the most significant attribute that represents this unity is by far: Trust.

              We, as a human influence in this world, should always strive to honor this institution that has been entrusted to us by God.

              After all, even in this secular world, what does society revolve around? (love & money). We have always supported this belief when it comes to finances. Isn't it about time we devoted the same respect concerning love?

              Amen, Raven, Amen! Couldn't of said it better myself!

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                Posted: May 29, 2010, 6:28 am - IP Logged

                Im not married, but my answer would be no. Now what if your spouse left you?!

                That is a different story. I can't control that. As long as I do nothing to contribute to it. my conscience is clear.

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                  Posted: May 29, 2010, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                  Have we really become a society where a marriage license is equivalent to purchasing a lottery ticket and there are only a handful of winners that reach that pinnacle of everlasting wealth of love?

                  It severely cringes my soul that these selfish individuals have the audacity to feel threatened when their lackluster affairs and violations of trust are discovered and then, resort to restraining orders of protection, avoid marriage counseling like the plague, and destroy families for generations to come.

                  Simply put, there is no excuse nor explanation, whatsoever, for this ultimate act of human treason. It violates the most viable institution of trust that can be bestowed on another human being and is, without question, a moral crime of unspeakable dishonor.

                  What is also tragic however, is that these demeaning lifestyle of events are infecting future generations, allowing our young society (children) to deem these improprieties as a normal part of life and consequently, influence them to act in this manner when dealing in their own marital relationships.

                  If you  believe very strongly in the foundation of marriage and all that it represents, while knowing in your heart, that the most significant attribute that represents this unity is by far: Trust.

                  We, as a human influence in this world, should always strive to honor this institution that has been entrusted to us by God.

                  After all, even in this secular world, what does society revolve around? (love & money). We have always supported this belief when it comes to finances. Isn't it about time we devoted the same respect concerning love?

                  Well said. Been there, done that. Still enough lingering bitterness and lack of trust to have no desire to marry again.

                  However, if I were to eventually remarry.. the answer would still be no, I would not divorce/separate/kill off my spouse.  If I did not remarry, I'd be sure to have me a gaggle of boy-toys to keep me company. 

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                    Posted: May 29, 2010, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                    Seriously dont ya thnk it depends on the health of the marriage to begin with? Luckily if I ever did make that leap of faith it would be with a person that carries my financial views (ohh and a pre nup!). I dont want there debt or wealth...so lets take that off the table right there. If they win , god bless em to enjoy! I never once considered marriage a get rich quick idea, nor does winning the lottery have any bearing on the reasons of commitment. To be honest the person who even considers fleeing needs to do so to a country that doesnt have spousal support...

                    Unfortuantely in america the marriage license equates to the spousal right to mooch and freeload, which is probably one of the most irritating things I have witnessed. TO those that have a healthy marriage please disregard .

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                      Posted: May 30, 2010, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                      Seriously dont ya thnk it depends on the health of the marriage to begin with? Luckily if I ever did make that leap of faith it would be with a person that carries my financial views (ohh and a pre nup!). I dont want there debt or wealth...so lets take that off the table right there. If they win , god bless em to enjoy! I never once considered marriage a get rich quick idea, nor does winning the lottery have any bearing on the reasons of commitment. To be honest the person who even considers fleeing needs to do so to a country that doesnt have spousal support...

                      Unfortuantely in america the marriage license equates to the spousal right to mooch and freeload, which is probably one of the most irritating things I have witnessed. TO those that have a healthy marriage please disregard .

                      I whole heartedly agree with you. If the relationship was already on the rocks anyway, then it shouldn't matter now. Money should never be a cause to stay together, or to split up. There are lot of couples out there with plenty of money and they're miserable due to other things. This let's me know that money truly isn't everything and doesn't change anything.

                      It's all about the individual. Couples that don't have very much of anything but, are happy, and come into money fare better than couples that have it all yet are miserable. Money is strong, money is attractive, and money is sexy...only when handled by the right people.

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                        Posted: May 30, 2010, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                        Me? Leave Sugar Britches? Nah!

                        I've had good reason to leave all them other ones though.

                        For example, some wimmins don't know when to stop complainin' about someone snoring. If your husband snores, tell him about it nicely - ONCE!

                        I would never leave my spouse for no amount of money.  In fact the day i met him  I felt like i had won a lottery.  There are other ways of being rich. but i wish i had a cool name for him, like Rdgrnr has for his spouse.

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                          Posted: May 30, 2010, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                          I would never leave my spouse for no amount of money.  In fact the day i met him  I felt like i had won a lottery.  There are other ways of being rich. but i wish i had a cool name for him, like Rdgrnr has for his spouse.

                          Wonder what ridge called his other 5 wives..Not to be nosey just wondering..That happens to tiggs a lot,he wonders..

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                            Posted: May 30, 2010, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

                            Well said. Been there, done that. Still enough lingering bitterness and lack of trust to have no desire to marry again.

                            However, if I were to eventually remarry.. the answer would still be no, I would not divorce/separate/kill off my spouse.  If I did not remarry, I'd be sure to have me a gaggle of boy-toys to keep me company. 

                            Naughty

                            I like the part about not killing off your spouse but I wouldn't mind trying out for the boy-toy position first.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: May 30, 2010, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                              I like the part about not killing off your spouse but I wouldn't mind trying out for the boy-toy position first.

                              No wonder there are so many wives in your past ridge..Don't you ever give up..Just how much viagra do you have??..