Study determines top predictor of divorce
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:13:36 GMT —
Couples fight over a lot of things and money is typically one of them.
A recent study found if you are always fighting about money with your significant other, your chances for divorce are significantly increased.
Kansas State University researchers studied more than 4,500 couples. They found it did not matter how much you made or how much you are worth, arguments about money are the top predictor for divorce.
The study found that it takes a couple longer to recover from fights about finances than any other kind of argument because the arguments are so intense.
According to the study couples often use harsher language with each other, and the argument lasts longer.
The leader of the study advises new couples to seek a financial planner as part of premarital counseling, pull each other's credit reports and talk through how to handle finances fairly for both individuals.