Monthly Archives: November 2008

Common Cause of Divorce – Financial Stress

The Houston Chronicle had an interesting article on how to avoid marital problems caused by financial strain.  This is especially relevent in the current economic environment.  In my experience, the conflict and stress caused by spouses not being on the same page about money is the second most common cause of divorce (the first would be a general lack of communication and understanding between the spouses).

I thought the best overall advice in the article was the suggestion to have open and frequent discussions about the state of the family finances and to talk about family financial goals.