Money is top strain on relationships

Release Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Relate has revealed the top relationship strains experienced by couples in the UK today.  Money worries came top of the list – over a quarter of UK adults say this is a placing a strain on their relationships – followed by not understanding each other , low libido/ differing sex drives, lack of work life balance and different interests.

Relate counsellor Arabella Russell said: “This report highlights that, despite the promise of economic recovery, money worries are still placing a significant strain on our relationships. We see in the counselling room every day how much conflict money can cause in relationships, so knowing how to manage your finances together is important for heading off arguments before they begin.

“The key is to be completely open and honest with each other about your values, feelings and spending habits. Make sure you’re both clear on how you plan to share finances, pay bills and manage your spending.”

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