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For many women, financial security is one of the biggest considerations that factor in when deciding whether to stay in an unhappy marriage or divorce. As a result, a significantly large number of women stay in marriages that are unhealthy and even border on dysfunctional.
Various studies show that women are typically more stressed about money than men. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2019 Employee Financial Wellness Survey, 65% of women and 52% of men said that financial matters cause them the most stress. Money is a top cause of stress for Americans, in general.
“For many, talking about money is more difficult than talking about sex — even in the therapy room,” claims New York-based therapist Ann Springer. According to the American Psychological Association survey Stress in America: Paying With Our Health, the majority of Americans (64%) admit that money is somewhat or a very significant source of stress.