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After struggling initially, Mark and Marnie say they're finally learning to live with Glinda's rules—and they're reaping the benefits.

"Things are going so vastly [better]," she says. "We don't fight. ... We're to the penny that we're supposed to have in our account."

The Widlunds have adjusted their spending to allow a little give and take—for example, Mark gets a six-pack every now and then, but it's not a secret expense...he includes it in the budget.

"It feels so strange and uncomfortable to change," Marnie says, "[but] it's wonderful. Paying bills on time is phenomenal!"

Deep down, Oprah says, the Debt Diet is about more than just money—it's about eliminating emotional debt and becoming who you were meant to be.

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FROM: The Debt Diet: Part 2
Published on January 01, 2006
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