Financier changed his life after divorce: "I could have gone to the pub every day and drown my sorrows"

Stig Haldan had to go through divorce before he decided to quit smoking and eating junk food and start exercising. Nevertheless, the financier suffered a stroke and once again, he had to change his lifestyle.

Stig Haldan, head of region at Ringkjøbing Landbobank's private banking unit in Holte, north of Copenhagen.

Financier Haldan's career was on the breaking point when he and his wife divorced in 2002.

He spent far too much time at work and pushed himself too far up the career ladder in the pursuit of making money and being recognized and respected, and meanwhile his ego and job focus took a toll on his family.

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