Kicking the Mardi Gras Habit: Wisdom For the Wife of a Self-Made Man
From our friends at House of Order comes this article by Daunell Clarke.
Early on, we recognized a trend among people with irregular paychecks that we termed The Mardi Gras Syndrome. You know Mardi Gras: The Feast before The Fast; the time for gobbling the goods from fear that the Good Times may be gone forever. Mardi Gras is a way of life for many, but it creates in the soul an appetite of insatiable longing; it wreaks havoc through disruption to lives and destruction of financial stability. While both partners in a marriage are responsible for their decisions, I discovered that my husband’s happiness (and his success in his business) could be profoundly influenced by my willing ability to eradicate Mardi Gras from my heart.