when poverty comes in (at) the door, love flies out (of) the window

when poverty comes in (at) the door, love flies out (of) the window

When a couple faces poverty or debt, their love for one another will be quick to wane or depart. We foolishly decided to elope when we were just 18, trusting our love to see us through any hardship in life. Well, with no real job prospects to our name, poverty found us quick, and when poverty comes in the door, love flies out the window. A: "After struggling with our financial issues for so long, it just feels like we're more like roommates than boyfriend and girlfriend." B: "Yeah, it's tough. When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.
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When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

 and When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window.
Prov. If a couple gets married because they are in love, but they do not have enough money, they will stop loving each other when the money runs out. You young folks may think you can live on love alone, but when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window. After Susan lost her job, she and her unemployed husband had a big argument. When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window.
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