Mhishon's thread in the singles' board got me thinking. What type of support do you have outside of work? Are you your sole income earner for your household?
Do you have others in your life that offer moral support even if they don't contribute to you financially?
Thankfully, while I am single, my boyfriend really is supportive. He contributes to our meals together, our housing, and other expenses, and he's made it clear that I can count on him when times are difficult for me. I've been there for him, too. We'd each rather help each other out than have either of us get into debt, especially if there is high interest. We do make it clear that we both don't want to end up on Judge Judy, though :)
Emotionally, he is currently being more supportive, too. There have been times when I've felt let down by him, but lately, he's definitely been a rock for me.
I don't have parents involved in my life at all; so, I'm grateful for my boyfriend and the network of other friends I have. I also love my dogs! :)