Tough times make financial bullying common for couples

Published: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 - 7:10 am

Re "Money can be cause of bullying" (Business, Personal Finance, Dec. 8): I am a full-time mom, a student and an employee, working from paycheck to paycheck, but I used to always have a Plan B if I ever lost my job. In 2009, that’s what happened, and without pointing fingers at my husband or myself, I can say that's when our financial bullying started. I feel my spouse holds me more responsible for our debts, though he has never said so. My schooling does add to our debts, but my job helps pay school and household bills. I think financial bullying is a common cycle that many married couples go through in today's world. And even with a Plan B, you still may not meet your needs in both finance and marriage. You can't succeed in them both.

-- Cynthia C. Roa, Sacramento

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