Episode Eight

Merging Important Assets: Marriage and Kids!

September 7th 2012

  • Retirement ...a new life!!!!

    by Sherrin

    I worked most of my adult life...and those who knew me well said I would be bored in retirement!!!! Has never happened and I have been retired since the eve of my 60th birthday, year 2000, when I begged…

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    Dec 17th

  • The Blushing Bride

    by The One that Got Away

    My child's deadbeat dad is too broke to pay the child support arrears, but not too broke to buy a five carot diamond ring for his fiancee. Too broke to pay the child support, but not too broke to pay…

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    Dec 2nd

  • The Merged family

    by Tammy

    I am a recently married woman after being single for 20 years and I raised my two boys on my own with no help from their father. With determination and strength, it can be done. He has two kids, and they…

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    Oct 14th

  • We paid.

    by Katherine

    When women used to remain at home prior to marrying, it was only acceptable that Mom and Dad picked up the tab. Now its more acceptable for the couple to pay. The stupidest thing I see on a frequent basis…

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    Oct 1st

  • Depends on your age - but follow your heart

    by J.

    The first time I got married I had to please my parents: Italian guy only or else. I fell in love with a nice Puerto Rican but dad would have no part of that. Three years and 1 son later I was divorced.…

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    Sep 24th

  • You Better Talk First!

    by Daci

    I married the second time and my head was full of hot, pink smoke! It should have been full of questions like: how do we spend money? He thought I was rich and loved spending but we never talked about…

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    Sep 18th

  • Kryptonite!

    by Valerie

    Becoming a blended family was easy for us, but we knew the kids could make us or break us. Three of the four were teenagers. We just did a lot of "family" outings before and during the early part of our…

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    Sep 12th

  • Still floundering after 20+ years...

    by Elizabeth

    A first marriage for me, second for him. We each had one daughter, and eventually had a third daughter together. My own stepmother helped me a lot, although she never knew it. It was so simple, she introduced…

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    Sep 12th

  • In the Dining Room

    by Ella

    Sitting with my parents in the living room, the telephone rang and my sister told my mother she was getting married. I still hear my mother saying "you're too young". She was 21, and thirty nine years…

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    Sep 11th

  • Pay for your own wedding!

    by Love

    I believe that couples should pay for their own weddings. The brides' parents paying for it was back in the day when women were considered property, hence dowries. If you are mature enough to get married,…

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    Sep 11th

  • Importance of Family

    by Sandy

    I have been married for 16 years. We are both Puerto Rican. I was born in Puerto Rico; he was born in Miami Fla. We married when I was 20, and he was 21. We had our first child 3 years later, then our…

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    Sep 11th

  • So much better the second time around!

    by M.R.

    My first marriage lasted 12 years and produced two children. There is nothing more important in my life than my kids. About five years after my divorce, when my kids were 15 and 13, I started dating again.…

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    Sep 10th

  • If Only I Had Known!

    by Kay

    I have been married four times. First at age 16 to someone I thought was my whole world as that's what he told me I was. What a mistake and what a nightmare that turned out to be! I thank God we did not…

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    Sep 10th

  • Paying for additional weddings...

    by Paul

    I believe that the daughter and the new husband-to-be should be responsible for paying for their own wedding. The parents already did their part for the first or even the second marriage. Where does it…

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    Sep 10th

  • Second chances

    by Alex M.

    I was married to my first husband for eight years; our son is now 17. We have been divorced for 11 years. I just got remarried last year. I did learn a lot. In the 10 years post divorce, I spent a lot…

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    Sep 10th

  • I met Mr. Right online...

    by Tanya

    I was a single mother of three and had been single for 10 years. I decided to search for my Mr. Right on Match.com because two of my girlfriends have had success with the site. I came across Mr. Right's…

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    Sep 10th

  • Comfort and Sanity

    by Stacy

    I remarried when the kids were 18 and 16. Home is the safety spot of life. I made sure that they were comfortable with my new life before making a life-changing experience. I needed to know that the person…

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    Sep 10th

  • Before I said 'Yes'...I said kids first!

    by K.M.

    When we got married, my husband had a 17 year old daughter and I had a 4 year old daughter. In the 30 minutes directly following his proposal of marriage, and before I said yes, we discussed where the…

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    Sep 8th

  • Step Coupling

    by Cindy

    My husband and I have been married 7 years. We came from very simiilar backgrounds. He had been married before with 2 teenage boys (ages 15 & 17) and I had been married with one boy (15) and one girl…

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    Sep 8th

  • Finally Met Mr. Right!

    by Marlena

    My first husband was a high school love. We loved each other dearly and finally married. However, as much as we loved each other we just didn't mesh well, but we weren't willing to let go either. I had…

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    Sep 8th


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