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Subject: Re: Bankrupt or try to 'gut it out'? Date: 10/30/2012 6:14 PM
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I have told my wife that the BEST thing for our daughters is for them to see a Mommy and Daddy that really love and enjoy each other's company. Yet, her priorities tend to be -- the girls FIRST, then our pets, then her friends, then facebook, then TV, then dirt, then me . . .

You know, this isn't really a marriage counseling board. We often express our opinions about a marriage, based on the posts people write, but in a case like this, we really don't have the resources to put a marriage back together.

What we are looking for are ways to help the pair of you deal with debt. And that is really what you and your wife should be working on. I doubt that paying off all the debt will resolve the problem. It sounds as though the marriage is being torn apart by much worse problems. But resolving the debt will remove a major problem and will be even better for your daughters future, because you and your wife can then focus on things like college funding for your children or retirement plans so your kids don't have to support you later on.

Can we get back to considering ideas to resolve the debt problem without being dragged into a long series of "he said she said" posts?

Nancy
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