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Q: I just finished moving, with my husband and three kids, into an apartment, after owning our own home for more than 15 years. I have no idea how we ended up here. I'm a well-educated psychologist and my husband has worked for the same company for 20 years. Years ago, when we divided up our household duties, he took the bills and finances and I took all the kids' doctor appointments and arranged extracurricular activities. A couple of years ago we took out an equity line of credit and started to do some long-needed repairs and upgrades to the house. And everything was just fine, or so I thought, until about three months ago, when I came home and found a notice of default taped to my front door! My husband completely stopped making the mortgage payments.He hadn't lost his job or anything, and he says he doesn't know where all that money went. But by the time I got that notice, we were so far behind I couldn't catch up and we lost our house. I am very confused, embarrasse...