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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Bay Of Plenty, NZ

    Default Financial crisis hits home

    It is really sad that this is happening.

    Thursday, 13 November 2008

    Financial woes are causing havoc in families

    Couples are taking their stress out on each other as a recession looms, with relationship breakdowns becoming more common, says Takapuna counsellor Louise Chapman.

    Ms Chapman sees first hand the havoc tough finances cause for North Shore couples and families.

    Dwindling numbers on the stock market are resulting in growing problems in relationships, she says.

    More people have been coming through her door asking for help.

    "Often couples will come in fighting and arguing, they’re thinking of leaving, and we find the root is often financial.
    The rest of the article is here.
    Patience is a virtue.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008


    a recession will certainly cause more stress to couples

    i have a friend with 3 young children who has been renting a small apartment for years

    here in japan house prices have never been cheaper and i've been pointing out small affordable houses in his area

    after many different reasons why none were acceptable he finally admitted that apparently his wife can't stand him and that they have agreed to stay together for the sake of the children. when they are old enough for the breakup to have less effect he will return to the states

    which reminds me of another friend in australia who spit from his wife a year after buying a house together

    she stopped paying her half of the mortgage and went to live with her parents, for another year he paid the full mortgage himself

    during the divorce proceedings it became apparent that she would neither pay her half of the mortgage nor release her share to him

    so he felt he had no choice but to walk from the house and leave it to the bank to sort out

    relationships are the rock that our lives are built on, not the rock that we live on
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Auckland/Tauranga/Gold Coast


    staying together for the sake of the children is not a goodie in my opinion because in the long run it does more harm.

    The children will grow up watching a disfunctional relationship and think "thats how you have a relationship" and enter into their adult relationships making the same mistakes as the parents.


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