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I also am troubled by this whole thread.

You're not the only one bothered by this thread. It seems to me that people have focused on the OP's spouse quitting work without telling her as though all their financial problems are his fault. She has admitted that after he quit work, she did not cut back on the spending, and worse, she started to take cash advances from her credit cards to pay for her mother's assisted living expenses without telling him. She certainly did not have to do that, and if she had chosen not to do it, then most her mother should have qualified for low income assisted living or even a medicaid funded nursing home. Either of these choices would have kept the OP's finances intact, and would have still provided her mother with the housing and services that she needed.

I think there were plenty of mistakes made, and they weren't only made by the OP's husband.
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