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To afford the rental house he's living in, Timothy has to sell his appliances. "This is not at all what I had planned for our life," he says. "Does this feel like home? No. It feels like a place to keep out the weather and the bugs." 

The combination of separation and financial strain has taken a real toll on both Timothy and Amy. "There's shame, there's guilt, there's embarrassment. It's a feeling of failure in every area, and there's no end in sight," Amy says. "There's a definite chance I could walk away from this marriage."

FROM: Recession-Proof Your Marriage
Published on April 08, 2009

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