In response to my post asking for resources for those who are at odds with their spouse about debt, a reader sent me a link to Debtors Anonymous.
You’ve probably heard of Alcoholics Anonymous and the work they do to try to help people with alcohol problems. Debtors Anonymous works to help you recover from debt.
They have meetings that they hold. Most are in larger cities. However, there is a page dedicted to online and telephone meetings. Unfortunately, from what I read, it looks like the numbers are not toll-free.
If you need someone to talk to or a support group for guidance, perhaps there is a resource in there that can help you. For those suffering from problems with debt and their spouses, I didn’t see anything right off-hand that would pertain to you. I contacted the Debtors Anonymous organization and they were unaware of any active Debt-Anon groups. However, they mentioned that some people find literature from Al-Anon or Gam-Anon helpful.
I did do a quick Blingo search on Debt-Anon and found a website: Debt-Anon.org. It doesn’t look very active and you cannot tell when it has last been updated. However, I did find a Yahoo group that has 172 members:
I’ll keep my eyes peeled, and report back with any other resources I can find for those who have loved ones affected by debt and overspending.