Marrying for love or money: Don’t judge me as a money grubbing whore

By | June 18, 2012 | Love & Relationships

Marrying for love or money: Don’t judge me as a money grubbing whore
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With an article title like this, you might think I’m slightly vile. What self-respecting woman in her thirties would actually ADMIT to marrying a sugar daddy? Believe me, I’m not jockeying for a slot on an upcoming Dr. Phil segment where he pits the shameless gold digger against the prim and proper gals who married for plain and simple love.

My parents had groomed me to be a doctor’s wife – clearly, a pedigree that a girl like me could never attain on her own. But my parents and friends thought I was insane to marry someone who would never get my generational references. I was only 5 years old when he was 20. I know – creepy. If you’re married, you know there are many factors that go into the decision to marry “the one.” When I met “the one,” he just happened to be fifteen years older than me and a well-established physician.

The Tyra Banks show recently asked me to be a guest on a show in which I’d sit with my husband like two deer – caught in the headlights – and let the audience rip us both a new one as I admitted that I married for money and not love.  It might seem as if I was looking for a bank account rather than a husband – and while that may appear to be the method behind my madness, it’s so much more complicated than that. While that is partly true, my husband left his clinical practice after 20 very long years as a practicing physician.

I think staying in a marriage when you really feel like you want to cut out takes far more guts than the actual act of getting married. It’s been a journey, for better and for worse.

What are your thoughts on marrying for love or money?

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Melissa Chapman

Melissa Chapman blogs about her marriage and everything in between at MarriedMySugarDaddy.com, and is intent on helping couples everywhere strengthen their marital vows at LoveProjectMarriage.com. After writing her Staten Island Advance Kids in the City column for four and a half years she also currently helms TheStatenIslandFamily.com where she provides parents with the scoop on great activities and musings on parenthood.

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