This Is How I Protected My Credit Score During Our Divorce
If you asked my friends to define me at age 18, they would probably have used words like “know-it-all,” “cheap” and “well-intentioned but controlling.” After a few more jabs, they would likely also tell you that I was discontent with loneliness and ultimately altar-bound.
That turns true when I met my first serious boyfriend and married him three years later. But the younger version of me was so distressed with settling down and warding off loneliness that I did not truly vet my now ex-husband. I ignored years upon years of very clear signs that he was unfaithful and unreliable.
I eventually encountered proof of dozens of instances of infidelity and — with the support of my friends and family — was able to end the relationship with a dissolution (a joint petition for separation that avoided many of the drawn-out aspects of a divorce).