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Financial infidelity on the increase: NPR



When Ann and Ed Coambs met 15 years ago, she was impressed that he had his economic action together: He owned a house, had a job, and managed his budget.

But years later, after they were married, Ann learned something that shocked her: Ed had secretly taken out debt and hid it from her for over a year.

Ed Coambs borrowed several thousand dollars on his credit card ̵

1; the only account he didn't share with his wife Ann – without telling her.

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Ed Coambs borrowed several thousand dollars on his credit card – the only account he didn't share with his wife Ann – without telling her.

Courtesy of Ed Coambs

Finally, the truth came out: One night, after the three son went to bed, Ed told her. Ann remembers the original shock: "In a few minutes, are you like," What just swept out from under me? ""

Then she became angry.

"Everything in me just wanted to shout and hit a pillow," Ann says – especially when she considered how he had told openness and openness throughout his marriage. She wondered, "What else do I know? What else does he hide?"

"When that happened, the trust side was the hardest to get back," she says.

Getting it back demanded couple of counseling, apologies, openness and time. repay their debts.

"I feel like you should bail yourself for what you have caused," she says.