10 Ways to Make Your Marriage Last -- Even
Get Stronger -- Even During a Recession
And Strong Recovery!
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Money is at the root of many marital arguments, even in a normal economy. But right now especially, as high unemployment rates sustain and savings accounts are dwindling, the heightened financial stress is taking an extra toll on many relationships.
Renew your commitments by keeping lines of communication -- about money and any other topic -- open. This is crucial to keeping your marriage strong.
In fact, according to a Harris Interactive poll, 38 percent of men and women said that money was the number-one cause of marital conflict … and that was -- before the economy really got bad. The bottom line is when finances get tight, an issue many couples are dealing with right now, it puts extra stress on your marriage. But that doesn’t mean your happiness or intimacy has to suffer. With the tips that follow you can be sure your marriage will survive these tough times, and may even come out stronger.
Further, don’t put family members (or friends) in a position to take sides against your mate. If you have done so already or do in the future (even by accident) -- or if someone talks down about your mate -- then know it will take extra efforts BY YOU to reduce and redirect this negative energy, and will require added comments of positive support for your mate.
Something as simple as laughing with your spouse can turn a dull day into a fond memory.
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