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Study Finds Couples Who Fight Over Money Are More Likely to Divorce


A new study confirms what many people have long known: that money problems can drive couples into filing for divorce.

Utah State University’s Jeffrey Dew conducted a study that found money problems raise the risk of divorce. He found that couples who disagree about money or finances at least once a week were 30% more likely to file for divorce than couples who fight about money a few times a month or less.

Dew also looked at the findings by gender. For women, disagreements over money and sex were predictors of divorce, although financial disputes were much more likely to result in divorce than disputes over sex. For men, fights over money were the only type of disagreement that predicated whether they would file for divorce.

It’s not unreasonable that couples who fight about money are more likely to file for divorce. After all, money is essential for survival, and for many people defines an aspect of their self-worth. If you and your spouse find yourselves arguing over finances on a regular basis, you should take the appropriate steps to find a solution to your money problems so that it does not ruin your marriage. Although money problems are some of the most frustrating issues to deal with, there are ways you can work through the issues you are experiencing. Not only will you be more financially secure, but your marriage will no longer suffer.

In any event, if you wish to speak with an experienced Jacksonville divorce attorney, you can contact Hutchinson Law today by calling (904) 638-3134!