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But she will not be on board just because she allows the car to be financed. She's not worried about bankruptcy or getting kicked out of the house. Why would she worry about repossession?


I know that SoccerDad said DW was on board, but I haven't really heard him say that she really knows and understands the issue. I don't think we can say she will or won't do what it takes to dig out of this mess because I'm not as sure as everyone else that she understands the severity of the situation.

SoccerDad says she hates math and dealing with money, so I'm wondering if, knowing that, he has not actually given her the complete picture. Has he sat down with her with a list of all their bills as he has presented here, and shown her the budget so that she can really see how bad off they are? Does she know the total amount of what is owed?

I hear a lot of folks come here and talk about trying to get the spouse on board, and sometimes, it's more a matter of they haven't told the spouse how bad the situation is down to the last penny that is owed. So has DW in this case seen the list? Does she know how close to the edge they are?

I'm just not convinced they've had this in-depth conversation and that SoccerDad hasn't glossed over it because DW doesn't like the math.

I'd like to know if she's really been told and shown with all the numbers because it's just not feeling like it to me, and that's a huge step that absolutely has to happen as a prelude to getting her on board.
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