A latter day parable
A man got married again, but his new wife and her folk then began methodically taking over the man's livings, and taunted neighbors so that severe strife poking at each other was ever dramatic. He realized that to prevent becoming completely ruined, he must sadly break the relationship with the new love. But he found his wife had run up huge bills on credit, distributing his wealth to her folk while engaged in the new strife with the neighbors. The vast credit bills would remain even after a divorce; so the man decided it was cheaper to keep the wife, ruinous as it all was.