Mistress Owes Wife $5.8 Million For Ruining Marriage

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and Dr. Lynn Arcara made this much clear when she sued the women who broke up her marriage for $5.8 million. And won. Well, sort of.


Arcara used “a centuries-old state law of ‘alienation of affection’ to sue her closest friend after she stole her husband of six years,” as the Vancouver Sun put it. As is usually the case, it started with an innocent invitation. Arcara, pregnant at the time, invited her friend, Susan Pecoraro, “to stay at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., so she could help to decorate the nursery.” Soon, Pecoraro was decorating more than the nursery, thus the lawsuit. Infidelity: Are Lawsuits The Best Revenge?

But, here’s the kicker: Pecoraro lives in Maryland, and even though she’ll be arrested if she sets foot in North Carolina, she might not have to pay the money, as the judgment cannot be enforced in another state. 10 Outrageous Ways To Get Revenge On An Ex

We say screw the law!

We bow down to Arcara for not only suing her husband’s mistress, but for mustering the courage to actually go through with it. It’s something all woman scorned dream of—getting the ultimate revenge on their unfaithful husbands—but it’s not easy to spend time reliving every detail of the affair, especially with a child involved. 15 Steps To Surviving An Affair

As we see it, Arcana deserves some kind of consolation for her husband abandoning her. If not for the heartbreak, for her maturity. We’ve all seen Kathy Bates in Misery, right? Arcara took the high road, so to speak, and $5.8 million might not make the pain go away, but it will certainly ease it for awhile.

What do you think, readers? Should she get the money? Would you ever sue your husband’s mistress?