People who have never had the burden of overwhelming debt love to spout clichés like “money can’t buy happiness” in an attempt to “comfort” their friends and family who are going through financial hardships.
As well intentioned as those words might be, let’s be honest, those people do not know a damn thing and need to seriously work on their empathy skills!
No, “money can’t buy happiness” but money certainly pays for your children’s school lunches and their winter jackets. Money is how rent is paid and how groceries are bought. And these things are what keeps your family safe and health –and that is happiness.
It is difficult to be happy when you are trying to shield your children from harassing bill collectors or when you are forced to explain why the lights don’t turn on or why the water won’t run.
While it is true that financial health is only a small portion of the bigger picture of life, the reality is that when your finances take a hit, it can seep deep into all the other aspects of your life and your family’s lives. It can negatively impact your mental, emotional, and even physical health. It is a snowball effect that is difficult to simply bounce back from. And that is just facts. Facts that people who have never been in a dire financial situation cannot possibly understand.
It is important to know that, despite feeling like you may be isolated, you are not alone. So many people have gone through what you are going through and gotten their lives back together. Know that there are options for you and that bankruptcy may be the stepping stone for taking back control of your financial well-being and the future well-being of your entire family.
If you feel that you’re running low on options and need help getting your life back together, go to www.kainscott.com. Request a bankruptcy consultation or chat with one of our team members to discuss your possibilities.