Til Debt Do U$ Part No Laughing Matter (2005– ) Online
Nell is contemplating walking out on her eleven year marriage to Darrell because of their consumer debt, which currently sits at $60,000. Nell handles all their household finances, and thus feels the weight of dealing with that issue all on her own. While Nell and Darrell have a joint bank account, Darrell also has his own bank account, from which he indiscriminately spends. To protect herself, Nell has secretly been stashing away $100 a month in a workplace savings plan about which Darrell knows nothing. When Nell tries to talk to him about their finances, the conversation, which generally leads to a yelling match, ends with Darrell making a joke. He does it in an effort to diffuse the situation, not fully comprehending how badly that makes Nell feel as she doesn't see their finances as a laughing matter. Their nine year old daughter Aprielle is also affected. Aprielle sees and hears her parents' constant fighting, Nell feels ashamed for always having to say no to Aprielle for ...
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