Money causes divorce, regardless of your financial level. When couples don’t agree about how to spend or save money, it can lead to serious issues with the relationship, even if they’re relatively wealthy.
That said, many money problems that lead to divorce come from a distinct lack. Not being able to make ends meet puts a lot of stress on a couple or a family. Remember, stress is also linked to divorce. Some of the money issues that can end a marriage include:
- Worrying about your financial situation all the time because you just feel like there’s never enough money.
- Always wanting to buy the most expensive items when less expensive options would be fine.
- Racking up a lot of debt on credit cards; this can happen when you don’t earn enough money for your lifestyle or even when you do have a good salary.
- Taking out too many loans. For instance, maybe you have student loans and a mortgage, but you’re considering more loans on top of that.
- Buying things that are a “bad” investment before things that are a good investment. For instance, spending on an expensive car instead of a house.
- Ignoring complaints from your significant other about your spending habits.
Have you seen some of these issues in your life? Maybe your stress just comes from the way that your spouse uses money, even though you are personally very responsible with your funds.
If the stress from these financial problems eventually does lead you to a divorce, make sure you are well aware of all of the legal options you have.