Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Away and beyond in a hot place
Re: Advice please - different views
The house has to be sold off, if no-one is going to take care of it.
Who does the finances in your house? If it is you, then get a spreadsheet, put in your financials and explain slowly and carefully the options to your wife. Show all outstanding loans, mortgage, credit cards, etc matched against income over the next five years, kids education, retirement, etc. Also include the cost of travelling up and down to the house, the money spent so far and forecasted expenditure. Maybe then she will see reality. Just telling her that you cannot afford it, is not enough, she needs to be shown why.
Does your wife work?
If that doesn't work, ask her to explain where the money will come from and if she still insists, then she has to sacrifice something such as her car, a holiday, etc