I am a former White Collar Wife writing about my experience of recovery.

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     I began blogging on the subject of white collar wives after experiencing the devastating consequences of my, (former), husband's financial crime.  My goal was to reach other women who are suffering or have suffered as I did so that they wouldn't have to walk this dark and uncertain path alone. The blog also serves to educate the public regarding the stigma wives and families face as a result of guilt by association.  The truth is that wives and children are the FIRST victims of many white collar crimes as a result of the acute breach of trust and ensuing financial ruin that is brought upon them by a man whose primary obligation is to protect his family.  As a result of the positive response to my blog essays I created a private on-line support group, The Secret Lives of White Collar Wives.  The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and private place of acceptance and empowerment. Our community continues to grow both nationally as well as internationally.  Please contact me at lawlerlisa1@gmail.com for a private screening into the group. (A request made directly to the group page will not be accepted). 

     In addition to my advocacy work on behalf of white collar wives and families I have developed a lecture on ethics in the workplace. I urge all who are serious about compliance and risk to contact me for a compelling hour of "Truth and Consequences: Easy Money Isn't Easy" from a new voice with a new perspective on enforcement. Humans are vulnerable to many temptations and too often fail to consider the dire consequences one bad decision can have on their and their families lives. 


Saturday, November 16, 2013



I wish I had one of these to help guide me when I was taking my first steps down the long path of being a white collar wife. I looked for help and guidance and found nothing.  I have seven years of experience in living this new life and hope my "expertise" on the subject can be of help to someone else.

The White Collar Wives Survival Guide is an e-book that addresses many common concerns white collar wives have regarding how to manage the stress, panic, anger and general upheaval in their lives. I've included a "Tool Kit" in the book as a quick reference guide. 

I plan to have this guide available soon and will post the release date here on my blog. Please contact me @lisalawler1@gmail.com for further information. 

You are not alone!