This recent NPR show reviews the findings of a study about marital conflict, based on a 15-day reporting period by 100 married couples. While money wasn’t the No. 1 most common source of conflict, the study found it was often the most difficult to resolve. It’s a very interesting show and the study is included in the source links for those who love the research side of things. In summary, here are the top things couples argue about:
Money (wives); work (husbands)
Money (husbands); work (wives)
What do you and your spouse disagree on most?
Source: For Richer, for Poorer: Money as a Topic of Marital Conflict in the Home by Lauren M. Papp, E. Mark Cummings and Marcie C. Goeke-Morey