Our financial situation is not very good at all right now. We are getting some $ back from our taxes, enough to get rid of some bills. The problem is that my husband does not know about any of it. The reason being is that a year ago he had an extremely bad episode with his bipolar and was practically suicidal. During that time he was uanble to even function. I got a job outside the house at a hospital (I also work from home as a medical transcriptionist). He was laid off at the time for 9 months. I wanted to keep all bad news away from him since I was fearful that it would put him right back to where he was with depression and episodes. I have heard that nothing triggers an episode like $ problems. So I have been keeping all this to myself, staying up at night worrying about paying the bills. He is back at work now but I figure it is going to take a long, long time to recover from a 9 month lay off. I want his head clear to just go to work and do his best so I have been keeping all this to myself. I feel like I was protecting him mentally. Sorry this is so long. I walk around with guilt every day for not telling him. While he was laid off I used all our savings to cover expenses; I guess i just assumed he would know how the bills were getting paid. I'm not sure if I am just doing this to myself or not. I worry now about telling him because it has been 5 months since he returned to work and I feel like he will not forgive me for not telling him. The only things I spend money on are bills and food and whatever my son needs.
Thanks for listenign.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Relationships
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