Like many wives whose husbands are having extramarital affairs, Christie Brinkley was the last one to know that, Peter Cook was cheating on her.
Cook’s extramarital affair with his teenage mistress went undetected for months before the girl’s stepfather finally brought it to Christie Brinkley’s attention.
His $3600 a month internet porn habit came to light only when Christie began searching for evidence to confirm that he was indeed having an affair.
During the Brinkley-Cook divorce trial, Christie described how she felt after learning about her husband’s affair:
'I felt really stupid. Why didn't I know? Why wasn't I aware of this.”
“ . . . all the while he was carrying on like this behind my back.”
“I was just in shock!”
Her statements are a painful reminder of that old saying “The wife is always the last to know” -- a statement that still holds true today.
Most Wives Fail to Spot the Warning Signs of Infidelity
Christie’s statements are typical of the statements made by millions of unsuspecting wives after finding out about their husbands’ extramarital affairs.
Statistics indicate that 2/3 of the women whose husbands are cheating on them have no idea their husbands are having an affair -- because they fail to recognize the telltale signs.
Yet no matter how carefully a cheater tries to cover his tracks, there are ALWAYS plenty of signs to be found.
Should a woman feel stupid, or blame herself because she didn’t spot the warning signs?
Not at all.
The majority of the signs are subtle and easy to overlook. Knowing what to look for is the key.
However, the sad reality is that if more women knew how to spot the signs of infidelity - particularly the early warning signs - more marriages could be saved.
And if the marriage can’t be saved?
For those marriages that can’t be saved, spotting the sign of infidelity early on, will give a wife enough lead time to put some legal and financial safeguards in place, in case her husband’s affair leads to divorce.
The Danger of Being the Last to Know
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to infidelity and extramarital affairs. In this day and age, a wife simply can’t afford to be the last to know. There’s too much at stake. Finding out too late about a husband’s infidelity can cost an unsuspecting wife her marriage, her money, or her health. It leaves her vulnerable to financial ruin, puts her at risk for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, and could cause her to forfeit the opportunity to save her marriage before the affair reaches the point of no return.
That’s why it’s so important for every wife to familiarize herself with both the subtle and the obvious signs of infidelity. If her husband is cheating, she needs to find out before it’s too late.
The Best Defense against Being the Last to Know
The best way for a wife to avoid being the last to know is to arm herself with a good infidelity reference book like Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, which covers practically every known sign of infidelity, including the subtle signs women usually overlook. The future of the marriage may one day depend on the wife’s ability to spot the signs of infidelity in time.”
NOTE: Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs ($29, Lifestyle Publications) can be ordered from www.InfidelityAdvice.com, from Amazon.com, or from the 24-hour toll number 1-800 431-1579. It’s also available as an e-book from Booklocker.com for $37.
FREE Tip Sheet on How to Spot the Signs of Infidelity
For a FREE copy of the tip sheet entitled 21 Ways to Spot a Cheating Spouse, e-mail InfidelityInfo.gmail.com with “21 ways-ad” in the subject line.
About Ruth Houston:
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston is the founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com and the author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, which lists practically every known sign of infidelity, including the subtle signs women usually overlook.
Frequently called on by the media to comment on infidelity issues in the news, Ruth has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, the Toronto Sun, Maclean's, iVillage, MSN Lifestyle, FoxNews.com, ABCNews.com, msnbc.com, Reuters, AP, UPI, Hollywood Heat, Entertainment Online and numerous other print and online media.
Ruth has been a guest on The Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, Court TV Radio, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, NBC News, BBC, CBC, WCBS, ABC News, Fox News, 1010WINS and over 480 other radio and TV talk shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.