Friday, June 27, 2008

The Damage of Financial Infidelity

Do you splurge on high-priced designer sandals and stash them where your husband won't see them?

How about the $5,000 Vegas gambling tab that you hope to hide from your wife?

Those are examples of financial infidelity, which can unravel a relationship just as easily as sexual infidelity, according to a new book by a New York psychologist.

Bonnie Eaker Weil's book, “Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker,” is a talker. It made me think about the ways people use money and power in relationships.

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Infidelity Questioning Ends With Injuries

A wife and two friends went to Newman Avenue to confront her husband about "possible infidelity," lawmen say. The confrontation didn't end peacefully.

The husband, 50-year-old Jackie Odom of Godfrey Street, is charged with domestic battery, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The wife and her friends said he responded to their questions by grabbing the wife by the head and shoving one of her friends to the ground.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bug's Life a Busy One as Lovers Get Suspicious

Sydney is in the grip of an infidelity epidemic, with more than 1000 people a month wanting to monitor their partner's every word and move. At least, that's what private investigators would have you believe.

According to one, Luke Athens, suspicious spouses are spending thousands of dollars to have tracking boxes fitted under cars, their partner's deleted text messages read and gifts delivered with cameras and listening devices hidden inside. He said yesterday he cannot keep up with demand. "I don't know what is going on out there, but business is absolutely booming."

His company, Heartbreakers, carries out sweeps for listening devices on Sydney homes every week and says one in five come up positive. He says people are buying bugs on eBay for as little as $120 and hiding them behind powerpoint covers or in light fittings. It is not illegal to buy or own bugs but it is illegal to use them without the consent of the person being bugged.

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Cheating on Your Spouse? Beware Someone is Watching

Two weeks ago the CEO of a blue-chip Nairobi-based company told his wife that he was flying to Mombasa on company business.

Instead of heading for the airport, the man drove to Kitengela where he rendezvoused with his girlfriend. They spent the rest of the day and the night drinking and canoodling.

His suspicious wife contacted a private eye firm to track down and expose the man. It did not take them long to compile a dossier on the philanderer.

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