Use your cheating husband as a ploy to sell your house

Avatar for Cmmelissa
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2008
Use your cheating husband as a ploy to sell your house
4
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 2:36pm

A mom who is divorcing her husband, put a sign in their front yard advertising that he left her for a younger woman which is why the house is for sale: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/ex-wife-uses-story-cheating-former-husband-sell-221218162.html

I just saw an interview with her on The View, she said that she had her ex's permission to use the sign.  I'm a bit worried about the affect of such a sign on their kids, do you think it's appropriate for them to be putting this out their in public? 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2008

I don't think it's appropriate. My SS's mother bad mouth's my husband a lot, especially when she is under stress. The problems it has caused are awful. He has to see a therapist, and has become more and more depressed. And sometimes even when the parents aren't arguing in front of the child, the child can still pick up on the parents being upset with each other. If my SS knows that BM is mad at DH then he tries to manipulate the both to try and get something he wants.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-07-2011
I think I would be pretty tempted to do it, especially if it garners a lot of interest! On the other hand, I don't know if I would want it public knowledge that my ex (who I chose to marry) is a total louse, and wouldn't want to put it out there in front of the kids. They wouldn't really be able to understand all that is behind it, and I think would cause a lot of comments from their peers.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-12-2011
Short answer - Not appropriate when kids involved.
- Luhverly Mom to DS5 Smom to DSD6 & DSD4 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2004

No.  I think to include it as a reason to sell the house could grab all kinds of attention yes, but people would be hoping to get the house quick and cheap since they knew that it HAD to be sold and that the family inside would want it to happen quickly!

I know when we were looking to buy our agent was always quick to add things like 'they already bought and need to sell fast' or 'the couple living here has split, so they want out fast and could take a lower offer'.