Ok everyone, bear with me, this might be long. One of my huge stressors is money. For quite a long time after meeting my husband there was plenty or at least enough to get by. Then there was the restaurant. My husband owns four karate schools which are reasonably successful. He decided to partner with someone to buy a restaurant. We put up the cash and his partner put up the sweat equity. Well, it totally bombed. We had to refinanace our house and now we have hundreds of dollars of extra payments every month. We're living hand-to-mouth at the moment. He's been doing odd jobs on the side to try and make a little extra money. A large check for one of the jobs bounced today and now our checking account has a negative balance. I just got paid and that's all gone too. I'm freaking out and he's not answering his phone. Right now I know he's teaching but earlier he should have answered. We have a pile of unpaid bills. I told him I can't deal with them and he'd have to do it although I don't know what money he's planning to use. To top it all of we're going to Orlando in a couple weeks. For him its a business trip. He has to travel there for a certification class and to test for his 4th degree black belt. I'm dreading the trip because we have no money and he can't figure out why I'm so negative and don't want to go. I can't enjoy myself if we are scrimping to pay the electricity bill. Anyhow, I can't seem to contact him so I have returned to my old friend alcohol. I couldn't even afford to buy any but I have a stash (as would any good alcoholic). So far its looking like a trip to the gym in the morning is out of the question. I'll be lucky to drag my sorry ass to work. I could stay up and talk to DH but he'd be hacked that I've been drinking. I make almost $60K a year for crying out loud. Even if he made nothing we should be able to have a decent living. Sometimes I wish we could just move to a smaller house and he would quit trying to own his own businesses and just be a house husband. I'd love to work and come home to a clean house and dinner on the table. Now I have to do it all *and* worry about paying the electric bill. Ok, end of rant. Thanks so much to those of you who read the whole thing!
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