Originally Posted by Canibul
Hey, I've been through two divorces. One after 22 years of marriage, and the second one after two years.....and now finally ten years into my third marriage I am pretty sure I got it right. It's a complicated formula.
But the man didn't ask about our advice on divorce, now did he.
He asked about living on a boat.
Too bad. He gets blessed with perspective against his will then.
Often prospective liveaboards don't know the right questions to ask and can learn from free flowing discussion centered around their decision. In this case I think it's appropriate to acknowledge the oft occurring nexus between divorce, money
and the liveaboard
lifestyle. I have three children
, one out of college, and two teens. I have never been married and never will. Kids
upcoming college costs will keep me in a small boat for a long time, but I consider my boat purchase
to be one of my better ideas.
No regrets (at present
If I hadn't had the experience of being imprisoned and emasculated in a long term "marriage-like" relationship, I probably wouldn't have developed such a strong desire to be free and unfettered, and I probably wouldn't have bought the boat. The boat (whether it moves or sits in a slip) provides at least the illusion of freedom and control.
would like it better if I actually had her back in the water