Steven worked all week for the company owned by his family. The years had not been kind to the business.
Once a monopoly, competition cut it down to a fraction. Portions of the company had to be sold.
Although Steven and his family owned their homes and had savings, they were no longer rich.
Maggie decided to take a more demanding but higher paying job,. This would give her much less time with her family, which was what she wanted.
Like Carla, she married to marry and love was a slight aroma on occasion but not part of her.