Item regarding IMF chief:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s reputation with women earned him the nickname “the great seducer,” and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in his home country.
Item regarding Arnold Schwarzenegger:
A WOMAN accused of shattering Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 25-year marriage has claimed she was merely one of many mistresses. . .Gigi Goyette says: “I don’t think I had anything to do with the break-up of his marriage. There were so many other women. About 13 have come out of the woodwork.” . . .There have been several stories of Schwarzenegger’s rumoured infidelities over the years – and time and time again Maria denounced them as “dirty politics”.. . . But after walking out on the 63-year-old Predator star last month and fleeing to a Beverly Hills hotel, it seems there’s only so much she could take. (Quoted from: http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2011/05/14/arnold-schwarzenegger-mistress-denies-causing-marriage-break-up-115875-23128982/)
It seems that frequently people in positions of power and influence are used to getting away with behaviors that would be unacceptable to the rest of us, but are allowed to do so as an offset to the power they wield in the rest of their lives. Sometimes this happens on a smaller scale in our own homes and families.
Whether you live in a no-fault state or one of the states where the court requires proof of the causes of the breakdown of a marriage; serial infidelity can and should be relevant to the ultimate distribution of assets in a case. A spouse who has managed to maintain extra marital relationships has diverted resources from the marriage for his or her own uses.
Judges often notice when one spouse acquires an enormous debt without the other spouse’s knowledge or consent. Frequently orders reflect this or other subversive behaviors resulting in a diminished estate for the divorcing partners. Similarly an affair – or several affairs – may tend to show that one spouse has already used up more than his or her fair share of the assets.
WHAT WE LOVE: No matter what you have ignored or accepted in the past, once the truth is out you can move on and start over.