It is almost always difficult to pull apart the woven strands of life spent together. Divorce is not an easy process, but it is an important one that can lead to a better life. A writer and English professor who used to live here in Texas recently put down the feelings she struggled with as her marriage of 15 years was ending in separation and then divorce. Being a writer and lover of words, one of her greatest struggles was deciding on which books to keep and which to give up to either her ex or to a charity.
We start off our long-term relationships with the best of intentions. Marriages are meant to last forever and mortgages are designed to end in full home ownership after 30 years. Both of these commitments can end prematurely, of course.You can sell your house, for instance, and relieve yourself of a mortgage that way. Some unfortunate people wind up losing their homes because of financial difficulties, and some even pay off their 30-year loans early. With marriage, the early end is typically in divorce, of course. A recent Forbes article described how those two kinds of long-term commitments - marriage and mortgage - can be linked.