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Can this marriage be saved…by the recession?




Can blaming the economy for your marital issues curb finger pointing at your spouse?
Can blaming the economy for your marital issues curb finger pointing at your spouse?
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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.

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Is blaming the economy saving your marriage? How has the meta issue of the recession kept the peace in your household?

Guest:

Lisa Diamond PhD, , Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at University of Utah in Salt Lake City and author of the study