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Author: bethdig Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308424  
Subject: Re: Sabotaged Date: 6/27/2007 5:10 PM
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Ohhh boy. That must feel just awful.

I have been following your posts, SD, and don't have much in the way of advice, but I just wanted to chime in and let you know how sorry I am that you have to deal with this. I can only imagine how betrayed you feel after the momentous effort you've been making.

The only thing I can say is that from my vantage point, your DW's sabotage doesn't seem to be malicious, but rather a sign that she REEEEALLY DOESN'T GET IT. I know she doesn't understand the numbers really well, but this seems more like not understanding the impact of debt on your family. You don't need to understand the specifics to understand the impact of debt.

If I remember correctly, your DW is extremely safety-minded, perhaps overly so, especially when it comes to the children. Perhaps if the situation were reframed, as starkly as possible (i.e. comfortable home vs. cardboard box), to highlight the possible consequences of your debt on your family's safety and security????

<<<<SD>>>>

~Bethdig
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