I've spent some time hoping for that alternative that we never talk about hoping for. So you wouldn't be the only one to not quite hope for that. In my case, I've finally gotten his mortgage off MY name and credit report (by dint of going $30,000 in the red to sell the place). But at least I'm feeling fiscally more relaxed.
Yes -- use us as your shoulder to lean (cry) on, when you need to.