Without a doubt there are countless consequences of infidelity and I think we’ve touched on pretty much all of them at some time or another. However, it appears we’ve never really addressed the subject of the financial consequences of infidelity. That is, the hit to the old bank account as a result of an affair. Not the cost of divorce by the way, but the cost of affair recovery.
I must admit that I did not come up with this topic myself.
We recently received an email from “Ashley” who was asking if we had addressed the financial consequences of infidelity in the past, and she was kind enough to allow us to post her email. Thanks Ashley!
I must say that I was quite shocked by the amount of money that she and her husband are spending while attempting to save the marriage.
Ashley’s email is shocking but it certainly is evidence of the costly nature of infidelity.
What are some other potential monetary costs that can stem from an affair? I’ll rattle off a few that come to my head, but feel free to add others to the list if you are so inclined.
- Money spent carrying out the affair – lunches, gifts, hotel rooms, etc.
- Health costs – Doctor visits, medications, treatments, etc.
- Opportunity costs – loss of income due to decrease in productivity at work or even getting fired due to the affair.
- Detection costs – money paid for private investigators, monitoring software, spy gadgets, etc.
- Education costs – purchases of books, programs, memberships, coaching, etc.
What are the financial consequences of infidelity in your case? Please share by commenting below.