I've been married to my dh for 13 years. He's paid off my daughter's credit card debt that her ex boyfriend ran up that I kindly asked him to do since I wasn't the breadwinner. I was collecting disability for my depression and after a while when I got better I did not report to social security I kept enjoying having all that money come in. Finally they caught up to me but I had my dh pay them back all that money so it saved me the stress. He wanted to expand more on the house but I 'demanded' an in ground pool and he gave it to me. I enjoy my summers lounging around the house and swimming and having my daughter over. Now my husband has left me 2 years ago for someone new and filed for divorce but I won't let him go so easily if he wants to marry that woman who will always be second in his life because I am first. I acted first and filed spousal support that Monday when he left the weekend and I've been collecting his precious money ever since. I will not loose my house and my pool and my dog and birds to end up living in a low life apartment like he is with that woman now. A husband is supposed to support the woman for life, no divorce. When you marry, that's the time the woman doesn't have to work full time anymore, you're supposed to kick back be a homemaker or sahm or just work 3 days a week with no worries. He bought me my 2008 Ford Escape even after I accidently crashed my Mitsubishi. He always took care of me and in return I packed his lunches for work til one day I spotted a note that said "I love you ______, (insert bitch's first initial). I didn't say a thing. After all we've been together this long, why would he dare cheat on me? And if so it would only be temporary til he returned to me. But I was wrong this time. He's been living with that woman for 2 years. But part of him is still taking care of my needs and being a husband and that's his wages being garnished and deposited to my account thanks to the lovely domestic relations department. So far while working on my income tax, for the whole year of 2012 I have been getting a total of.....drum roll................................................................$12,463.74 of spousal support. I bet you ladies are jealous wish you were rolling in that much dough. And it will continue throughout this year and some too. There is no end. And that's my confession.