M. Gary Neuman gives Amy and Timothy marriage counseling.
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Just hours before the bank took their home, Amy and Timothy sat down with Gary to try to put the pieces of their marriage back together. Timothy says one of the contributing factors of the deterioration has been a lack of communication. "I was really getting frustrated with the job hunt [and] our finances. Everything in my life seemed to just be slipping away from me," he says. "I started to get to a point where rather than talk about the emotion, I was projecting it onto her." 

Timothy says if he could do it all over again, he would express his fear to his wife. "[I would say,] 'I'm absolutely 100 percent scared for what the future holds.'" 

Amy admits she shares some blame in their problems. "I haven't found time or energy to fight for the marriage yet," she says. "It hasn't been a priority." 

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

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