Jolene Hammond* was the first to commit financial infidelity in her marriage. But when she found out that her husband had been siphoning money from their joint checking account into a secret account, she was livid, heartbroken, and disgusted.
“Disgusted mostly with myself,” she said. “How could I rationalize being angry with him for doing almost exactly what I’d done to him?”
Financial infidelity is not an uncommon problem. Roughly 40% of Americans have admitted to financial infidelity, according to a 2016 study by the National Endowment for Financial Education.