Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Family Factor in Politics

No doubt about it: Everywhere you look, elected officials – and those running for office – have been scrambling to patch up troubled marriages or put a good spin on infidelity, divorce, or the problems of their kids. (Rudy’s kids are estranged from him; both Giambra and Brown have had teenage sons get in trouble with the law this year.)

All this makes one question very important as we head into national and regional elections: Does a person’s marital status – and family cohesiveness – matter anymore to voters?

Investigators Find a Way to Get Inside

It can’t always work this way, of course. It might, in fact, be a once-in-a-lifetime case, with the pursued walking into camera range of the pursuer and sitting down for coffee.

Joe Broadmeadow was sitting in a Starbucks in Providence, with his laptop in front of him, when he got a call on his cell phone from a lawyer. The lawyer wanted him to track down another lawyer, a very prominent one, and get a picture of the guy with his girlfriend.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Focusing on Marriage Fidelity

Prevention is a sure fire way to keep a relationship from going off track, and there's no better time than today to take a look at issues that commonly push couples toward breakups or divorce court.

That's right, it's Marriage Fidelity Day. Haven't heard of it? Don't worry, you're not alone. But its creator, Penny Tupy, hopes to change that one state at a time, asking governors across the country to sign proclamations observing it.

Tupy has seen her share of rejections so far, even twice from officials in her home state of Wisconsin. But the non-denominational observance created by the 45-year-old relationship coach has its supporters.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Voulez-Vous Hide Your Adulterous Ways?

France is famous for its relaxed attitude to affairs of the heart (and loins). Unlike in the Anglo-Saxon world, the existence of extra-marital affairs -- from the fictional Madame Bovary to former President Francois Mitterrand -- is taken for granted there. French men even have a term for their mistresses: Le cinq รก sept (the 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Now French adulterers are being offered a discreet and tailor-made service to help them indulge in their dalliances without getting caught.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Singer Sara Evans Accused of Regular Infidelity

Singer Sara Evans is having her personal life dragged through the press because onetime U.S. Senate candidate Craig Schleske is filing for divorce and it's getting incredibly messy. Like McCartney-messy. According to E!, Schleske filed a 188-page motion that asks that Sara Evans divulge all kinds of personal information, including what medication she's taking and who she's been sleeping with. And Schleske claims that the last answer is going to be a long one. Documents filed in a Williamson County, Tennessee court and obtained by E! reports that Schleske has accused Sara Evans of sleeping with at least 11 other people while they were married.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Infidelity Argument Ends in Stabbing

After an argument with her cheating husband, an Iowa woman says she grabbed a knife to protect herself and he walked into it.