If you haven’t heard that money is the top reason for divorce, you’ve probably been living under a rock.
This idea is so prevalent that many money experts use it in marketing their services.
Unfortunately… cue the tape on nerd glasses research moment… it just ain’t true.
When researchers asked divorcing people, point blank, their main reasons for getting divorced (keeping in mind some don’t want the divorce–their partner does), they responded as follows:
Money is ultimately about power, freedom, choice, and anxiety management. If you can figure out the emotional side of money, with your spouse, then you may help to “divorce proof” your relationship.
The good news – marriage therapists know the emotional sides of money and can help you suss through the tangled web to get you on the same side.