Is money pulling your marriage apart?
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, CNNMoney
With the economy still sputtering, you and your spouse may have found your money frustrations with each other worsening. In a recent American Express poll, 61% of couples said discussions of household finances were turning to arguments. A year ago it was 45%. Unfortunately, “money conflicts tend to be more negative than other kinds of fights,” says Lauren Papp, a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who’s done research on the topic.
And recent studies show a correlation between money disputes and marital discontent. So how do you tell if yours are divisive or just routine? Read more …