Financial stress can severely impact on a person’s mental health
Sometimes financial worries can seem overwhelming and can cause extreme stress and anxiety. In a relationship, financial stress and hardship can place extra pressure on the relationship and cause arguments.
The following signs are often found in connection with financial stress:
- Stomach aches and/or butterflies
- Difficulty sleeping
- Worrying about money
- Arguing with a partner over money
- Being anxious about reading mail or emails that may be bills
- Hiding bills from your partner
- Feeling guilty spending money on non-essentials
If you can identify with the above signs, you may be suffering from financial stress and will benefit from counselling to manage the stress and discuss your financial habits.
If your money worries are causing issues in your relationship, speaking to a psychologist can often help. Talking to a trained psychologist can provide a safe environment to explore how financial stress is impacting on your life and relationships. In a counselling session, you can learn ways to talk to your partner about money issues without causing an argument.