Maybe you can help me know what is wrong. My wife says that I am the worst pessimist that she knows. I think that I am being realistic. It seems important for the security of our family to watch for things that may be wrong. She says that I am a miserable person to live with because I always see the worst case scenario. What do you think?
This may seem rough, but at least you and your wife are talking. It is extremely important to a man that his family be secure. That shows the love you have for them. You are to be commended for that. It could be that you go just a bit too far with it. It is one thing to be wary, another to be so super-negative that you can’t see hardly any good. Work on a balance. Try to say three to 10 good things for every bad thing. It will take a conscious effort but will also have the affect of making you a happier man.
I am broke all the time. It seems like I might just get caught up and then something else happens. I am so tired of being poor. Got any advice?
There are many churches in Sevier County who are offering free financial counseling. There are also non-profit agencies that work with local people in East Tennessee. Call the local Department of Human Services for further information.