Latest Posts
Home > Ask The Get Out of Debt Experts > My Husband Will Divorce Me When He Finds Out About My Debt. – Pay

My Husband Will Divorce Me When He Finds Out About My Debt. – Pay

“Dear Steve,

I am in severe debt and have no one to talk to about it. I am married, husband does not know. I have been keeping it a secret. It is about to kill me. I know that he will divorce me when he finds out. I am 64 years of age and never thought I would be like this.

Pat”

Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and help to beat back debt. – Click Here

The Answer

Dear Pat,

Will he divorce you, he might, it’s always possible. But in all my many years of helping people with money troubles it happens less than you imagine.

Typically what happens is following the debt confession by one spouse, the other is really pissed off for a few days. After having a short time to process the information they come together to deal with the situation.

One way or another this is going to come out. It can either be on your terms or you can let it be an unpleasant surprise that is out of your control.

Tell me more about how much you owe and if we are talking about credit card debt or something else.

Is this something that’s been going on for a while?

Most importantly I’m interested in what the spending was for. Was it to make ends meet, entertain yourself, reduce stress, or some other reason.

We can deal with the debt but unless you get some clarity about why this debt occurred and built you are more likely to repeat the same situation again.

Let’s break this down into steps.

Your homework is to post a comment to me below with the answers to these question I’ve asked.

And by the way, you also owe me two comments on other reader questions.

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.

Big Hug!

My Husband Will Divorce Me When He Finds Out About My Debt.   Pay
Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook

If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask just use the online form. I’m happy to help you totally for free.

My Husband Will Divorce Me When He Finds Out About My Debt. - Pay by

Share This and Spread the Word

About Steve Rhode

Steve Rhode
Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

Get My FREE Get Out of Debt Guy Newsletter

It is the smart thing to do.

I promise to keep your email safe and secure.

Close

I want to keep you posted each weekday with just one email about the latest get out of debt news, scam alerts and information to beat back debt.

You can unsubscribe at any time with just one click.

After you subscribe, check your email to confirm your subscription. If the confirmation email does not appear in your inbox in a few minutes, check your spam folder for it. Sometimes it likes to annoyingly hide there.


  • It will keep you posted on the latest scams.
  • You will be alerted to the latest articles.
  • You will wind up smarter than everyone else dealing with debt.