Mary is a financial adviser so she understands money. She also understands that money is often more about emotions than dollars and cents.
If the marital residence is going to be sold get it over with. I think it’s a large part of the closure for the whole family – it’s not just financial, it’s emotional for everyone.
Throughout Mary’s twenty years of marriage she wanted to get her nose “fixed” but her husband didn’t see the need. After her divorce, with the support of her children and her mother she got a new nose.