When anxiety goes up so do marital problems. And with concerns about economic difficulties continuing, couples are more anxious than ever. The data from American Express sounds right. The problem is that it is easy to start with little money and then build up. It is harder to have money and then have less.

Power struggles are part of every marriage and really part of divorce. You can read about this issue at www.TheIntelligentDivorce.com where we write about how power struggles (over money, religion, etc) can be resolved.

No easy answers here. But committing yourself to each other and dealing realistically with your budget can help save some money and your marriage as well.

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