Can COUPLES STAY HAPPILY MARRIED IN RECESSION?Yes or No. Thanks for the tips.

India
November 26, 2008 1:17am CST
A familiar scenario after recession in an average household is the couples seeing all their shares, money and investments going down the drain. As the frustration to cut down on the rising costssnowballs into major issues and shouting matches between the couples, do you think the relationships can survive?
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• Japan
26 Nov 08
Between recession, four kids, a batty MIL (that we live with) and now health problems (hubby is in hospital) we are really feeling the pinch. But we draw together. We spend time trying to see where we can save a bit or make a bit more. I remember growing up not having money, I know my parents fought but infront of us kids they kept the peace. So we are trying to do the same, we disagree about what we need to buy, what we can do without but we keep the arguments between us. I think we are stronger as a couple and the more we talk and argue the more we understand each other. And to tell the truth I would rather be poor and struggling with the man that I love than rich with somebody I don't love. Love is the most important. Jacks
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• India
27 Nov 08
Thanks for an awesome response. You finely drew the line betweenthe practical scenario and still how to nurture love even in the most difficult of the situations. Happy my lotting.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
26 Nov 08
My fiance and I are not really feeling the recession in that we have no bills to pay and therefore have no stress. My fiance love each other, not because of money because we have none, we won't ever revolve our marriage around money so therefore that will not cause a problem.
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• India
26 Nov 08
Thanks for the response. I think you were lucky not to face such asituation. All the same, it is so nice to see that you place the principles of love before finances in the relationship. Happy my lotting
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@pau_79 (793)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
If you really married each other out of love and not for money I believe a relationship can survive. Yes its tough but if you let it drag you down then maybe you dont know the meaning of for better or for worse. We all have different views but I think married couple should be stronger as time goes by and not just because of the amount of money they earned over the years. When money runs low -it makes you snap faster and makes you a bit harsh but you dont have to take it out on your partner coz no one expected a recession esp in the richest country but just hang in there and together a couple should battle whatever it is ahead of them and I think it should make them closer and not drive them away.
• India
26 Nov 08
Thanks for the response. You really gave a befitting reply that the cosideation should be not always financial but emotional so that a marriage can be properly nurtured even in such bad times of recession. Suddenly, your respective jobs come under a hammer, the bills pile on and the stockmarket crashes. The best bet is to be the strength of each other and keep up the communication lines open and mutually chalk out a plan to cut down he monthly exxpanses.