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Recession hurt one-third of American marriages

The “Survey of Marital Generosity” conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia found that 29 percent of married Americans felt their marriage was hurt by the financial stress they felt during the economic recession of 2007-2009. The survey polled 1,197 married Americans between the ages of 18 and 45-years old.

The study also considered factors like college education and financial setbacks. Of study participants who reported suffering from two or more financial setbacks, 20 percent said that they were at a high risk of divorce. Only 7 percent said that their relationship was not negatively affected by the economy.

In addition, 12 percent of the one-third of participants whose marriages were hurt by the recession said that they were either facing foreclosure or struggling to make mortgage payments.

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