How One Woman's Husband Committed Suicide and Left Her with Nothing

Aired on 02/13/2008 | CC tv-pg
Sylvia and her husband, Joe, were a suburban couple who seemed to have it all. They had four beautiful children and a large five-bedroom home; they wore the latest clothes and took luxurious vacations. However, behind the facade of happiness and wealth, the couple was developing a troubling power dynamic. Joe wouldn't let Sylvia see the mail. He was increasingly mentally and physically abusive. Then one day, Sylvia's life was turned upside down when she came home to find Joe dead in the garage, his truck running and blood coming out of his mouth. Financial expert Suze Orman shows how Sylvia and her children were left in massive debt the day her husband committed suicide.

Original airdate: February 13, 2008

Watch an update with Sylvia from Oprah: Where Are They Now?