I have a niggling concern and I don't know where to turn. My family tried to warn me but I didn't listen to them and now I might be stuck in a predicament.
I think my sexy young husband only married me because of my inheritance, but I love him so much I don't want to lose him over money.
I inherited a largish sum of money in my late twenties when both my parents were killed in a car crash. I have spent the past ten years investing wisely and growing my wealth to the point where I have almost doubled my inheritance.
I met a man 8 months ago who came into my life I thought purely by chance and after a whirlwind courtship, we got married. He claimed to have a moderate amount of money himself and was always well-dressed and smart.
At our wedding, I discovered he had actually heard about me from a cousin who works at a charity organization I donate to. It set off some alarm bells, but I brushed them all aside.
After the wedding, he started asking me to help him by investing in small business ideas he and his friends came up with. I have already parted with $70,000 in 6 months and thus far, every venture has failed.
My family and friends warned me that he might be only after me for my money, but I thought they were just jealous that a hot man in his twenties was interested in me and didn't pay them any heed.
I love the attention he gives me and the looks from other women when we're together. I feel like I missed out on so much by not settling down earlier, instead, I was foolishly only interested in stock markets and making money.
I'm almost forty now and I want to feel loved and desired. What if I let him go and nobody else is interested in me? I don't have any children that would inherit my money and I was an only child, so why not spend it all on him?
He doesn't want children, says they will get in the way of our life together. He booked us a romantic Greek honeymoon that was amazing and wants us to see the world together.
Is his obsession with my bank balance normal? And frankly, at my age, should I even care? He makes me giddy with his youth and virility. He makes me come alive with his touch.
For once in my life, I feel absolutely out of control. I know that many rich people pay for love, but he's my husband so it's different, isn't it? Is it wrong that I know and don't care?
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January 21, 2019