The Silent Killer

Bankruptcy causes stress. Add a failed marriage to the mix, and you can have a recipe for disaster.

On April 27, 2011, in The Oregonian newspaper in Vancouver, Washington, “a fire that killed a man and five of his children was set by the man because he was distraught over his bankruptcy and a recent failed marriage. The man and his six children were living in the foreclosed home, sleeping in a tent pitched in the living room. The man’s wife and one of the children were not in the home when it burned. Police said they believe the fire was intentionally set by the 37 year old man with liquid fuels that caused an explosion and an extremely hot, fast-moving fire. Police also confirmed the victims in the fire.” 

The tragic actions of this man were a permanent solution for temporary problems. Marriages and finances can be restored, but lives are irreplaceable. 

I have read a lot of personal bankruptcy stories, and debtors often feel shame, depression, sorrow, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, dread, fear, failure and most of all, they feel stress. Stress can affect your mind as well as your body. It can cause tension within your family, social life, and profession. Stress is “the silent killer”. This man was probably dealing with a great deal of stress, but stress can be managed. Had the man learned to manage his stress, he and his children might be alive today. 

If you are looking for ways to manage bankruptcy related stress, you can take steps to help alleviate the problem. First, acknowledge bankruptcy is stressful. You can speak with your doctor and tell him you are under stress. Some people may need medication to alleviate stress. 

Secondly, you do not have to face bankruptcy alone. Sharing your condition with your family and friends may give you emotional support. If you don’t think you can share your pain, try sharing your experience on a bankruptcy forum website. Not only will you receive emotional support, you can also receive valuable information about bankruptcy law. 

Thirdly, have a plan for your finances. If filing bankruptcy is a part of your plan, then learn all you can about filing. Learn from your past mistakes and start planning how you will financially start over after your bankruptcy is discharged. 

Don’t allow the “silent killer” to destroy your life. Take charge of your life, and if that means filing bankruptcy, solicit professional help from a bankruptcy lawyer. Bankruptcy attorneys can help eliminate stress by handling certain parts of the bankruptcy process for you. 

If you need relief from the stress of debt and you live in or around the metropolitan area of Tacoma, Washington, contact us at .We will help you find a bankruptcy attorney in your area who can answer your bankruptcy questions.

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