Agreeing to blame the economy for your financial woes is a surefire way to solidify your marriage. According to an innovative study conducted with the National Center for Marriage and Family Research, partners who maintain a positive view of each other and keep a collaborative approach to economic stress are those who are most satisfied in their relationships. Usually when a couple is struggling with money there’s no outside force to blame. But in the case of the recession, scapegoating the big bad economy can keep the finger-pointing out of the equation.
Is blaming the economy saving your marriage? How has the meta issue of the recession kept the peace in your household?
Lisa Diamond PhD, , Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at University of Utah in Salt Lake City and author of the study