6 tips to manage debt and save your marriage

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For married couples, debt often leads to marital problems.

For instance, Toni Coleman, a psychotherapist and relationship coach in McLean, Virginia, says she frequently sees couples dealing with problems such as hiding debt from each other, blaming each other for their dual debt and “an attitude of ‘yours’ and ‘mine,’ which keeps the couple from working together on a solution.”

Whether one or both partners brought debt to the marriage or the debt has been accumulated during the marriage, couples who want to preserve their relationships must work together to handle the debt.

Here are 6 steps for managing debt without sacrificing your marriage.