My fiancé and I knew each other for a little over 10 years before we started dating. We had mutual friends & were interested in 1 another but never told each other. We didn't start dating until he divorced his wife who was cheating on him with his best friend & I had just gotten out of a relationship that was a total lie. We have been engaged for almost 2 years, only because we can't afford a wedding. I was laid off from my job on 9-11-09 after 7 years @ my job & 4 months later my fiancé was laid off from his job. I was unemployed for 5 months & ended up taking a job making 1/3 less money than I had made in years. My fiancé & I both ended up losing our homes & we are now trying to get back on our feet. We want to get married & start a family but are unable to afford either one now.