Wednesday, February 25, 2009

for richer or poorer...

I just read an article online that I know is true, it just makes me sad. It starts out saying:
If there's ever a time when the wedding vow "for richer or poorer" might be put to a serious stress test, that time is now. Many relationships that once thrived on the bliss of the economic boom are now teetering on the brink of collapse, as the country slips further into recession......'The recession is just wreaking havoc on relationships,' Kean said.
It goes on to talk about how there are a lot of couples who are getting a divorce, but are forced to still live together because they can't sell their house in this market. I have a co-worker who is unfortunately going through just this situation. They've actually been given the advice to just stop making payments and let the house foreclose though so that they can move on with their divorce and lives. I feel bad and pray daily for this co-worker because I know that she is going through a lot, but it has been hard to have her talk so negatively about marriage to me all the time. I try to ignore most of it! But I also know that husband and I are both working hard on communicating and working through (and doing a lot of budgeting and careful planning) the hard things that come our way and we're very committed to keeping our marriage vows - for richer or for poorer - even through this tough economic time.

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